Roman Catholic Church

St. Stephen’s

9748 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327

DESCRIPTION: Members of this ministry, priests and deacons distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during the celebration of the Mass. Ministers who have received additional training also bring Holy Communion to the homebound and persons in need.

QUALIFICATIONS: Women and men who serve in this ministry have a strong faith and a deep desire to bring the Body of Christ to others. Extraordinary ministers must be practicing Catholics, 18 years of age and have celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation. They must be members of the parish and living their life according to Catholic moral teachings

GENERAL INFORMATION: Extraordinary ministers are generally scheduled on a rotating basis at the Saturday evening and Sunday celebration. Extraordinary ministers usually serve at least once a month but may be called upon to serve at other Liturgical services/celebrations. Changes in assignment are expected to be handled by the Ministers themselves.

PREPARATION: Individual preparation and ongoing training is offered within the Parish.

INTEREST: Parishioners interested in this ministry must submit their request in writing to the Pastor at St. Stephen’s, to begin the process of discernment. If you wish to explore this ministry further, please call St. Stephen’s Parish Office at 315-346-6958 or email the Parish Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.