EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION RESOURCES
STEP #1: Download and read the EMHC Initiation Process...
STEP #2: Please fill out and SUBMIT the following EMHC Registration and Training Availability form...
STEP #3: To complete the registration process, please download and read the following document from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, entitled: The Real Presence of Jesus Christ In the Sacrament of the Eucharist...
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STEP #1: Download and print (all 20 pages) of the following document: Instructor's Speaking Points Checklist...
Download and print (all 15 pages) of the SACRED ITEMS document with pictures and descriptions of sacred items that all ministers should be familiar with.
STEP #2: Familiarize yourself with the following documents shown in PURPLE. It is best just to view the documents on-line. DO NOT TRY TO PRINT THEM BECAUSE ONE OF THEM IS OVER 1000 PAGES!
BISHOP = The Most Reverend Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria, November 20, 2006 letter to the priests, Deacons, Religious and Parish Liturgical Coordinators of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.
BOOKLET = The Ministry of an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the Diocese of Peoria (Bishop Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria)...
PASTORAL = The Most Reverend Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria, November 3, 2003 pastoral letter entitled: "One Body, One Spirit In Christ."
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CSL = Constitution on Sacred Liturgy, Rome...
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IC = Immensae Caritatis - On Facilitating Reception of Communion in Certain Circumstances (Rome, Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments)
ROMAN = Roman Missal, Third Typical Edition, November 27, 2011.
GIRM = General Instructions of the Roman Missal; see pages 17-87.
NORMS = Norms for Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America; see pages 89-103.
DEPUTING = Appendix III: Rite of Deputing a minister to Distribute Holy Communion on a Single Occasion; see page 1457.
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RS = Redemptionis Sacramentum -- On certain matter to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament)
CLEANSING = United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's March 19, 2001, newsletter from the Bishop's Committee on the Liturgy.
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