Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Members of this special ministry are certified for a three year commission through training that allows the volunteer to assist our Priests and Deacons in distributing the precious Body and Blood of our Lord to fellow parishioners at Mass.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion may also be trained to take Holy Communion to  our brothers and sisters who are physically unable to come to Mass. 


Phil Cote, [email protected], 770-992-0391
Margaret Ward, [email protected]

To request an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for a person who is homebound, in nursing care or sick, please contact the parish office at 770-641-9720. 


Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Sunday, June 27 from 2:00 - 4:00  PM

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMoHC) is the formal title of laypeople who help the clergy distribute the Eucharist during Mass. We are looking for new EMoHC to assist during Mass and with further training, laypeople can also take communion to the sick. 


  • Confirmed adult Catholics in good standing with the Church.
  • Registered St. Andrew parishioners
  • Show respect and reverence for Jesus Christ in the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist
  • Attend 2 hour training

This training class will be held this Sunday, June 27 from 2 - 4 PM in the Upper Room in Building B. 

Certification, issued by the  Archdiocese of Atlanta, authorizes you to distribute Communion only at St. Andrew Parish.  To distribute Communion to the sick and infirmed, you must be currently certified and receive specialized training for Taking Communion to the Sick and Confined.  

For more information, contact Phil Cote at  470-554-2365, [email protected] or Margaret O’Malley at 770-713-0323, [email protected].