Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion


Eucharistic Ministers pray before serving at their Mass.

 "Are the faithful aware...

that by virtue of Baptism they are made part of a royal priesthood... deputed for worship... to partake of the one priesthood of Christ... to offer themselves... a living and holy sacrifice... that they too, in union with the priest, offer their own lives together with Christ's sacrifice of Himself to the Father?" 2004 USCCB 

 "In every celebration of the Eucharist there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner... the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose..." USCCB 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are lay ministers, who have been commissioned by the Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux to assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass. 


 New Minister Training

"The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said, I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst." 




Must be in full communion with the Church and its teachings on faith, morals, marriage (if applicable) and lifestyle and must be able to participate in the Sacrament themselves.

Must have completed the Sacraments of Initiation.

Must frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation and have a devotion to Eucharistic Adoration.



Ministers must attend an initial workshop offered through the Diocesan Office of Liturgy followed by local training and parish walk-through.  Ongoing education is strongly encouraged. 

Time Commitment: 



4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass: Donald Pitre
8:30  am Sunday Mass: Sandra Dunbar / Craig Walker & Margaret Kohman / Dan & Georgiana Walker
10:30 am Sunday Mass: Clark Hebert                  
5:30 pm Sunday Youth Mass: Willie St. Pierre