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Ministry Lead: Gary Hammelmann
Contact Phone: (847)392-1330


Being an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist makes you part of the most intimate moment in the Liturgy by distributing the Eucharist to the Body of Christ, His Church. Eucharistic Ministers must regularly share in the Eucharist, be Confirmed, and committed to our faith (a teen enrolled in the Confirmation program may be an EM). Prospective ministers participate in a deanery training session plus attend a specific training for St. James. Periodically the Parish will hold training sessions throughout the year. Please watch the bulletin and website for information. Once trained, Eucharistic Ministers join a Mass team which distributes the Eucharist every other week.

St. James teens are encouraged to become Eucharistic Ministers. They may join a regular Mass team or become a part of our Teen Liturgies, which are celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Teens need to be enrolled in the confirmation program or already be confirmed in order to be trained for this rewarding ministry.