Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) are parishioners who assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Masses.  Certain ministers are also designated to take the Eucharist to the sick and homebound and to local nursing facilities.

Approval of our Pastor is needed prior to enrollment in the EMHC Training Program.  For more information about this ministry, please contact Deacon Tom Dwyer at 301-933-4305 or 240-595-4638.  For more information about the ministry to the homebound and nursing facilities, please contact Barbara Smothers at 301-897-8066.

Information about EMHC training may be found on the Archdiocesan web site: http//www.adw.org/

(1) Cathechism of the Catholic Church (Section 1374). Citta del Vaticano:Libreria Editrice Vaticana 1994.

(2) Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Archdiocese of Washington, 05/27/2002, (Revised 02/22/2010).