[quote="CB_Catholic, post:2, topic:348126"]
EMHC's are commissioned, not sworn in, for a certain length of time (varying by Diocese). The Pastor can do this. It is usually up to him as to when and who.
I am a bit confused--do you think there is something wrong with them attending a training course and then immediately being commissioned and begin to distribute? The commissioning does not have to take place at Mass, although it often is. In your parish it was probably done outside of Mass and you are not aware of it.
BTW, this is not done hastily, as you seem to think. The Pastor has to approve who is being commissioned, and then a list is usually sent to the Bishop. There is a process that occurs.