It is wondrous privilege not only to receive Christ truly present in our midst, but also to be the instrument through which Christ gives himself to the members of His Body. A deep, abiding faith in the Jesus who is our food, our life, our stay is to mark the life of all Catholics, and particularly Extraordinary Ministers. Through the Rector, the Bishop appoints a person to this Ministry for a term of 3 years. Any fully initiated Catholic, in good standing, who is a registered parishioner, is eligible to apply to serve in this ministry. Extraordinary Ministers are scheduled according to the needs or preferences of the individual EM as well as according to the needs of the parish.