St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
​Chair: Bob Schneider

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (EXOs) are called to serve God’s holy people by sharing the Body and Blood of Christ with the community of brothers and sisters united by a common faith. They assist the priest in distributing the body and Blood of Christ during the Communion Rite at Mass. Eucharistic Ministers are trained lay ministers with a deep understanding of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the bread and wine. Eucharistic Ministers are called s likeness. The ministers accomplish this by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at communion.


Being a minister of the Holy Eucharist allows you to serve in bringing Christ to the people of God. As communion is the reason why the Mass exists, Eucharistic Ministers are a very integral part of the mass. All confirmed members of the church can be trained and serve in this ministry.


Contact Bob Schneider at robert.schneider@uncp.edu for more information on becoming an EXO.