- E.M. to Altar
- E.M. to Sick
In recent years the Church has established the Ministry of Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. It is a great privilege to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the members of the congregation. There are some requirements that must be met in order to become a minister of the Eucharist; namely,
1) you must be a practicing Catholic, at least, 25 years of age; and
2) you must be a registered member of St. Hedwig Parish.
There will be an instruction class at which attendance is mandatory. You will serve on a team with seven other ministers, and the Mass at which you serve will rotate approximately every two weeks. We welcome you to inquire about this very special ministry or if you desire to become a minister, please contact the Rectory office.
For more information, please contact Jim Derry at Jim.Derry@gte.net
For detailed information about serving procedures click: Eucharistic Minister Procedures
For a diagram of EM stations in the church click here
For schedule 12/24/12 - 3/17/13 click here
For schedule 3/12/13 - 6/09/13 click here
Last schedule/roster update 3/11/13
Have you ever been sick in the hospital; lying in bed alone without any visitors and all you can do is pray to Jesus for His help, peace and comfort? Suddenly your prayers are answered. Into your room walks a Eucharistic Minister who brings you the best medicine – Jesus Himself – to help you and bring you peace and spiritual comfort. In your heart you were overjoyed and thankful that this person came to visit you and brought you the most precious gift of Jesus in the Eucharist. Or perhaps you couldn’t receive the Eucharist, so the Eucharistic Minister, with Jesus present, offers to say a prayer for your healing and comfort. This could have happened to you, a loved one, a friend, a child or an elderly person.
The Eucharistic Minister could be the only visitor the sick may receive. This is a very challenging and rewarding ministry! If you feel a desire or a calling to bring our Lord, Jesus Christ, please contact the rectory office.