Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of Holy Communion during the daily, weekend, Holy Day, and special liturgies as needed. These individuals can also be trained to bring Holy Communion to the sick, elderly, and homebound.
Parishioners 18 years of age and older are invited to consider becoming an EMHC for each Mass. Those interested must attend the required training and be commissioned by the Diocese of Peoria before participating in this ministry.
For St. Patrick Church of Merna, please contact Jana Schopp at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 662-7361 ext. 217 for more information or to volunteer.
For St. Mary Church in Downs, please contact Deacon Gary Koerner at email@example.com for more information or to volunteer.