Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Catholic Comunity

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion - EMHC


An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) in the Catholic Church is, under the Code of Canon Law, “an acolyte, or another of Christ’s faithful deputed,” in certain circumstances, to distribute holy Communion. The term “extraordinary” distinguishes such a person from the ordinary (normal, regular) minister of Holy Communion, namely a bishop, priest or deacon.