Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are lay men and women who assist the mission of the Church in bringing Holy Communion to the homebound, those in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals.
They also assist priests and deacons at Mass in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Provisions are made for training so that persons may receive a mandate from the Archdiocese of Newark.
Lectors and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion also function on special holiday liturgies, and participate in seasonal church decorating, periodic after-Mass fellowship socials and focused exercises of faith and act as greeters.
Extraordinary Ministers Manual