These lay people are sometimes referred to as Eucharistic Ministers.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve by bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and unable to get to church.  They also may assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass.

If you wish to consider this ministry, the Diocese of Memphis requires that you attend a class. Information is available at under the Institute for Liturgy and Spirituality link.  You may also click on the link at the bottom right of this page. Pastor permission is required. Contact Jan O’Donnell at or 901-255-1954.