Form Extraordinary Ministers
SAN JOSE, Calif., December 13, 2011—Resource
Publications announces: Forming Extraordinary Ministers,
a ready-to-use set of three sessions for forming the extraordinary
ministers of Holy Communion. This is in PDF format and can be downloaded immediately.
FORMING EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
For Holy Communion
Caroline M. Thomas
26 pages, 8½" x 11"
Forming Extraordinary Ministers consists of
three sessions for training extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.
The purpose of the sessions is to give the ministers a background in
eucharistic theology and ecclesiology, to give them an understanding of
their ministry, and to help prepare them for it. Sessions include the
catechist’s background, opening and closing prayers, discussion
questions, faith reflection, and action. The material is general, to be
applicable in any parish. Procedures specific to each individual
parish would be added on by the catechist.
The third session is specific to training for those who are going to
visit the sick or homebound. It involves
participation by current ministers to the homebound for demonstration
skits, which they can provide based on their experiences.
The sessions are available in an electronic (PDF) format, ready
for immediate download.
About the Author
Caroline Thomas has been involved
in liturgy planning since the early
1970's, leading to an MA degree from the University of Santa Clara in
She has worked in parishes as the director of liturgy for over 14
and continues to be passionate about the potential of the liturgy to
To order Forming Extraordinary
Ministers or to view the table of contents
and the introduction