Lay men and women are approved by the Diocese of Fall River and commissioned by the pastor to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and to the sick or homebound. Participation in a one-evening training session by the Diocesan Office for Worship is required. An additional training session offered by the staff of the Diocesan Health Facilities is required for those who wish to be of service to our sick or homebound parishioners. Participation in this ministry is by invitation of the pastor or parish staff. Parishioners may submit their names to the pastor for consideration.