Ministry of Holy Communion

Distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ

While only a priest or bishop can transubstantiate the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, it is not always practical to limit the distribution of communion at a Eucharistic celebration. Bishops, priests, and deacons, as ordained clergy, are considered the "ordinary ministers of Holy Communion" and will distribute if they are present. However, lay persons, if appointed by the pastor, are also able to distribute and are known as "extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion."

For information on becoming an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, please contact the Blue Hills Collaborative offices, or click here to use our online form to volunteer.



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