Ministers of the Eucharist
Ministers of the Eucharist are appointed by the Archbishop at the request of the parish priest. All that is required is for the candidate to have a suitable lifestyle and attend at least weekly Sunday Mass. Their primary role is to carry the Blessed Sacrament reverently to the sick on Sundays in a pyx (a little gold plated box), while an important, but secondary, role is to assist the priest when there is too large a congregation for him to deal with on his own when distribution of Holy Communion would become too long. Ministers should be appointed to a specific ministry – hospital, school or parish. If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister, speak to me (Fr. Harry) after Mass.