Extra-ordinary Ministers are commissioned, and mandated by the Bishop, to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during weekday and Sunday Eucharistic celebrations. In addition, some take Eucharist to shut-ins and others in need. The Universal Church has established this vital ministry, and those called to it provide a marvelous witness, bearing the presence of Christ in themselves and in the Eucharist to many friends in faith. An Extra-ordinary Minister should have a profound reverence for the sacred mission that he/she accepts and present a joyful and dignified bearing during service, thereby giving witness to the incomprehensible mystery being unfolded. Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should be at least eighteen years of age and have completed their sacraments of initiation, (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation), and be in a state of Grace and good standing with the Church.