Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion accept the responsibility of assisting the presider in distributing communion at Mass. They may also volunteer to bring communion to the home bound of Nativity parish, a local hospital and a local rehab center.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are scheduled to serve on a regular and rotating basis according to their availability and personal considerations.

For those serving as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – whether in a parish or bringing Communion to the sick and homebound – the diocesan Office of Pastoral Life and Mission is sponsoring the following special events:

Morning of Reflection

February 11, 2023

St. Benedict Parish
165 Bethany Road
Holmdel, NJ

Themed “Reveal the Healing Love of Jesus to Those in Need,” this morning will correspond with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, when the Church celebrates the World Day of the Sick. Father Garry Koch, pastor, will celebrate morning Mass, during which he will preach a special homily for the feast day. Time will be allotted for reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. Light refreshments will be offered after Mass, as well as break-out sessions for stories and sharing – one for those who serve primarily at liturgy, and one for those who bring Communion to the sick or homebound.

Lenten Evening of Reflection

March 22, 2023

St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral
61 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ

Extraordinary Ministers are invited to gather for an evening of reflection themed “Biblical Images of the Eucharist,” led by Msgr. Sam Siranni, Co-cathedral rector, and Jennifer Elsensohn, pastoral associate. The evening will be an opportunity for participants to deepen their spirituality by reflecting on images in Scripture that lead one to Christ present in the Eucharist.

Registration is available at

Ministry Head Needed
Temporary Contact: Carolyn McCarthy (732) 741-1714 x10 or