Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist with the distribution of Holy Communion during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  According to directives established by the Diocese of Covington, men and women who assist in this role must be nominated by their proper Pastor and appointed by the Bishop of Covington.  Furthermore, volunteers for this role must be VIRTUS Trained and complete a diocesan training program.  In addition to these qualifications, EMHC are also expected to adhere to the Saint Edward EMHC Guidelines. These requirements are the same for those who assist taking Holy Communion to the sick and/or homebound.

EMHC Schedules are provided by the Church Office a few months in advance and are available in the Sacristy and weekly Bulletin.

If you are interested in becoming a EMHC at Saint Edward Catholic Church, please contact the Pastor.