At a schoolwide Mass celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption on Friday, Aug. 15, the St. Paul’s Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the 2014-2015 school year were commissioned. The group consisted of seniors Ross Allbritton, Jacob Authement, Austin Barrios, Nicholas Chiasson, Trey Couvillion, Jack Donham, Eric Fecke, Joseph Gaiennie, Harrison Gitz, Zachary Hagan, Stephen Hammond, Ben Hollingsworth, Jean-Paul Juge, Ryan Keller, Connor Lyons, Josh Nunez, Andrew Richard, Patrick Rudiger, William Saucier, Kyle Schimpf, and Connor Scott.
According to Director of Campus Ministry Barrett Baumgartener, the process of becoming Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion began during the spring of last school year.
“When it comes time for us to pick new candidates, we have them submit their names to us, along with a form with their pastors approval saying that they are in fact Catholic young men of good standing who they recommend to become ministers,” said Baumgartner.
Baumgartner also said that the candidates must submit short reflections on why they want to become Eucharistic Ministers and are then trained by the archdiocese.
Once commissioned, the Eucharistic Ministers serve at school Masses, a weekly Mass held at Our Lady of Peace Chapel on campus each Sunday, and in their parishes at their pastor’s discretion.