Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extra-ordinary Ministers are invited into the sanctuary to assist the priest (who is the "ordinary" minister of communion) in the distribution of the Eucharist during Mass.
EM's modest and formal attire, personal spiritual preparation, and prayerful and reverential presence maintains the dignity of this ministry. Formation is provided. You must be at least 16 years old and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist. "As an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion you are called to a solemn and special ministry that puts you at the center of the Church's life."