Extraordinary Ministers from all of Frederick County parishes bring Communion to the patients at Frederick Health Hospital on a daily basis.
Bringing the Lord to hospital patients is extremely rewarding not only for the patients but for the EMs involved. You feel the grace of God when you are giving patients Communion and patients are so grateful of you being there and of having the opportunity to spend a few quiet moments with the Lord.
As to the commitment from the Extraordinary Ministers, it is common for the Extraordinary Ministers to serve Communion at the hospital twice a month but even once a month is available. Two EMs are assigned each day of the month and your arrival time is up to you. Some EMs come during the day and some after work, and EM couples can serve together on the same day. Training will be available!
If you are interested in volunteering in this ministry or have questions, please click on the link below and submit your information.
We adhere to the Archdiocese of Baltimore Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth. All adult volunteers in this ministry need to register on our management compliance website www.virtus.org and read the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct and Statement of Policy, complete online training, have a background screen performed, and provide 3 references. The training and background check must be repeated every 5 years. For more information, click here.