A few years ago, my and my husband’s previous marriages were determined invalid by the Catholic Church. Recently, we were married at our local parish. I have also been commissioned to be an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist (Eucharistic Minister) at my parish.
My question has to do with what other people think of me as a Eucharistic Minister and receiving communion from me. My husband and I fell in love with each other before he was separated from his ex. Even though we didn’t know how the other felt until after their separation, we did start dating before his divorce was final and (obviously) before he received declarations of nullity. We are both remorseful about this and have both confessed this sin. However, there are several people in our community who know of how our relationship began from his ex-wife. I don’t know of any fellow parishioners who know about it, but I couldn’t say for sure. I truly believe my husband and I are forgiven and washed of our sin through the blood of Jesus Christ, but am I doing a bad thing by being a Eucharistic Minister? Does my marriage to my husband somehow hamper my ability to be a Eucharistic Minister?