Being, and bringing, Christ to others!
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) are parishioners who have received special training from the pastor, and training and certification from the Diocesan Office for Worship. This ministry is used in settings where there are insufficient priests and deacons to properly facilitate the distribution of Holy Communion.
In addition to assisting at mass, EMHC's are encouraged to take Holy Communion to Catholics who are homebound, hospitalized, or residents of nursing homes. Some hospitals and nursing homes may require that the EMHC's receive orientation. The institution may also require a background check.
If you or another parishioner are in need of having an EMHC come visit use the following guide.
• Hospitals and Homebound, please contact Diane Friebert 440-774-2302.
• Nursing Homes, please call Joe McCormick 440-775-7811.
If you are interested becoming an EMHC please call Fr. Trask or Deacon Tom Daw.