EM's are laypeople commissioned by the bishop to distribute Communion at Mass. (we are called "extraordinary" because the ordinary ministers of Communion are the ordained clergy (bishops, priests and deacons).
Catholics who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Holy Communion are eligible to join this very special ministry.
Trainings are usually held the 1st or 2nd week of each semester--Fall, Spring and Summer. Look for announcements at Mass, in the bulletin, and here on the website when a training is coming up.
The EM schedule is found here
Mass Coordinators & Altar Ministers
These are key people for the liturgy at St. Mary's to go smoothly. All EM's are eligible for these roles, and you can train for them by shadowing someone for a few weeks. Contact Rachael for more information.