Holy Family
Notre Dame

Roman Catholic Parish
4731 Burke Road
Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 5P1

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers


An Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, often called a Eucharistic Minister, is a member of the laity who have been authorized to distribute the Eucharist to members of the congregation during Mass


Specific training and instruction are prerequisite to becoming a Eucharistic Minister, whereby special consideration is given to such candidates who are first reviewed and deemed qualified to undertake such responsibility.


Eucharistic Ministers for Hospitals and Home-bound: Our ministers take the Eucharist to sick people in the hospital, to the elderly, or disabled in their homes or in convalescent homes. We ask people to be available during the weekday or on weekends. Ministers must be a practicing Catholic and be comfortable around sick or elderly people. This rewarding ministry helps people pray together and they reach out as Jesus did.


During weekday Masses, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers may assist at the altar in place of altar servers.

Easter Cross