Extraordinary Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers are parishioners who assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at weekday, weekend and Holy Day Masses.

Through Communion, we have been chosen to share in the love and the life shared by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Communion is about God's desire to share himself with us, his chosen son's and daughters so we may be one with each other and with the Father just as Jesus was one with the Father and is one with us. (John 17)

All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine.

Ministry Guidelines

  • Must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church

  • Must be a practicing Catholic

  • If married, must be in a valid marriage recognized by the Church

  • Training is ongoing

  • Term is for three years

Arrival Time: 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass

Dress Code for all Liturgical Ministers is located on the "Dress Code" page located on the Liturgical Ministries Tab

If you are interested in becoming and Extraordinary Ministry, you may contact Marie Coon/Liturgy Coordinator at 605-886-4049 or by email liturgy@icparishwatertown.org


Extraordinary Minister Refresher Training will be scheduled for ALL EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS for reappointment to the ministry. In order to continue with this ministry, every current Extraordinary Minister must attend.