The Office for Parish Life periodically offers training sessions for new Extraordinary Ministers of Communion at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, located at 330 Wyoming Ave. Scranton, PA, and occasionally in parishes throughout the Diocese.

This all-day training session is based on the Liturgical Ministry Resource created by the Office for Parish Life, and covers the theology of the Eucharist and the Mass, the history and spirituality of the ministry, as well as the particular functions of the Extraordinary Minister of Communion, and how to properly prepare and carry out this ministry.  Candidates for the training should have the approval of his or her pastor/parish life coordinator.  There is no fee for the training, and lunch will be provided.  Please note that it is necessary for candidates to attend the entire session to receive certification as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion.  Current Extraordinary Ministers of Communion seeking a refresher course are also welcome to attend.

To register, please click on one of the training dates listed below and complete the online form, or contact David Baloga at the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.  The cutoff to register for the Extraordinary Minister of Communion training is the Tuesday prior to each session.

Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 9:00AM to 2:30PM

Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 9:00AM to 2:30PM

Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00AM to 2:30PM

Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 9:00AM to 2:30PM

Upcoming Extraordinary Minister of Communion Training in Parishes:

Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 9:00AM to 2:30PM at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Pocono Pines.  Please contact the parish at 570.646.6424 or to register.