Mission: Extraordinary Ministers (EM) serve the Cathedral and the Lord by taking the Eucharist to Catholics who are homebound or in local nursing homes. 

What do we do: Extraordinary Ministers visit homebound parishioners and those in local nursing homes and bring them the Eucharist.

Membership: An EM must be a practicing Catholic, registered member of the Cathedral, and have taken and passed all Diocesan requirements for Safe Environment Training.  They must have a valid driver’s license or someone with a valid driver’s license to take them on their visits.  Transportation is not provided by the Cathedral. The Parochial Vicar has oversight over EM Homebound Volunteers.

Meetings: None.

Training/Preparation: EM are interviewed by Cathedral Staff and provided the Handbook for Visiting the Sick or Homebound.  They serve an internship with a veteran EM.

Point of Contact:  Anne Koster through the Cathedral Office at 727-347-9702 or office@cathedralofstjude.org.