[quote=kmmd]Can any one direct me to where I can find the norms for taking Holy Communion to the home bound. My mom is recovering from surgery at home and when I enquired about having someone take Communion to her, I was told that I could do it my self. I have no training. Can that be right?
If you are a commissioned EMHC this is correct. Also your Pastor may commission you to bring Communion only to your mother during her recovery,
The Eucharist is the responsibility of the Pastor, and there are some options, so it is best to ask him about this.
Can. 911 §1 The duty and right to bring the blessed Eucharist to the sick as Viaticum belongs to the parish priest, to assistant priests, to chaplains and, in respect of all who are in the house, to the community Superior in clerical religious institutes or societies of apostolic life.
§2 In a case of necessity, or with the permission at least presumed of the parish priest, chaplain or Superior, who must subsequently be notified, any priest or other minister of holy communion must do this.