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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (EOM’s) recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom they offer Eucharist. They extend the consecrated Body and Blood of Christ to their fellow parishioners. EOM’s lead a Christian life and participate fully in the life of the parish and the wider community. Only fully initiated members of the faith community, in full Communion with the Church, can serve as Ministers of the Eucharist.

Eucharistic Ministers commit to a bi-monthly schedule, serve for special holy days and holidays, prepare properly for service, and arrive on time, dressed appropriately, for their assigned Mass. A two part training session is required. Ministers are mandated by the Archdiocese for service at St. Michael Parish for a period of 3 years. Mandates are renewable.

Policies and procedures for this ministry are outlined in the Extraordinary Minister of Communion Handbook.

For more information, please contact Pat Chuchla, at 708-873-4652 or via email at pchuchla@saintmike.com.

NOTE: Those who wish to bring Communion to the Sick at home, in a nursing home or in a hospital, must undergo a separate six week training and are mandated specifically for this service. Contact Sr. Marietta Umlor at 708-873-4635 for more information on bringing Communion to the Sick.

E.O.M. Schedules, Letter and Handbook


Our Liturgical and Music Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar Servers (Boys and Girls) assist with duties for the priest/deacon during Mass.

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Art & Environment

Many talents are needed to make our worship spaces prayerful and worthy.

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Cantors / Psalmists

Singers who lead the Assembly in its song and in the proclamation of the Psalm.

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Choirs

Choirs provide the Gift of Music and accompany the Liturgical Assembly in songs.

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Extraordinary Ministers

EOM’s recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom they offer Eucharist.

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Lectors

Adult and Student Lectors bring the Living Word of God to the Liturgical Assembly.

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Liturgical Dancers

Liturgical Dancers assist our prayer by gestured responses and interpretive dance.

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Musicians

Talented Instrumentalists who share their gift of making music among the choirs.

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Sacristans

Sacristans are dedicated individuals who have the gift of seeing “the big picture.”

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Ushers

Ushers serve as ministers of hospitality and serve the needs of the Assembly.

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YPLW

Liturgy of the Word for Pre-K to Grade 4. Adults Facilitate / Children Proclaim.

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Baptism Facilitators

Facilitators meet with parents to prepare them in their Baptism role as Christian parents.

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Marriage Prep Facilitators

Facilitators help engaged couples form the basis for a Christian marriage.

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Wedding Rehearsal Facilitators

Walk with couples through the rehearsal and the wedding Mass or ceremony.

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Horarios en Español

Para Lectores, Ministros de la Eucaristía y los Monaguillos Hispanos.

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