Women distributing communion


#1

So I just got back from a daily mass , and when it’s time for communion there were 3 people (does not include the priest) distributing the Eucharist and they were all woman.
Is this normal…? I have a gut feeling this is wrong, what position does these women held?
Weren’t deaconess went “extinct” centuries ago?
Note : if I’m mistaken, please correct me.


#2

I’ve seen it at every parish I’ve attended, so I doubt there’s any law against female extraordinary ministers.


#3

Yes you are mistaken. I’ve seen women serving as EM’s since the 1970’s.

This is nothing new at all.


#4

This has nothing to do with deaconesses. Women have served as extraordinary ministers for years.


#5

I’m with the others. At my parish women do most of the readings as well as distribute communion.


#6

It happens in my Parish all the time. They are serving as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.


#7

To canvas and to everyone else.
Glad I’m wrong though, thanks everyone!


#8

This topic was automatically closed 14 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.