St. Flannan's Catholic Parish

Communion Ministers


Lay people who help distribute Holy Communion at Mass and to the sick are called Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. At the celebration of the Mass there are Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Body of Christ and Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Blood of Christ.

Sometimes they are incorrectly referred to as 'Eucharistic Ministers'. New ministers in this ministry will receive training and guidelines to follow.

The word ‘extra-ordinary’ indicates that they are not the ordinary or usual ministers of Communion. Ordained clergy are the ordinary or usual ministers.

Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Communion Guidelines (PDF)

Holy Communion to the Sick

We have a number of dedicated ministers who bring Holy Communion to the sick and housebound parishioners either in their homes or in a nursing home. Bringing Holy Communion to the sick links them with the parish community and nourishes them with the Body of Christ.

The following nursing homes and retirement villages are visited:

St Martin's, Symes Grove, Raynbird Place, Ashworth House, and Arcare Taigum.

Communion of the Sick - Lay Ministers (PDF)

Nursing homes we visit require that the ministers we provide have a Blue Card and a recent Police Check. The Parish Office will assist with completion of the relevant volunteer paperwork.

To register your interest or find out more about this ministry please contact the Parish Office.

To enquire further, please contact the Parish Office.


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One of the greatest contributions you can make to the mission of the Church is to leave your own legacy of faith for future generations. A gift in your will, no matter how big or small, is one way you can personally advance your faith and the work of the parish.

Parish Office

Tue-Fri from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM

Parish Priest: Fr Rafal Rucinski
Parish Secretary: September Morn Gorospe


3265 3977

194 Handford Road, Zillmere, Qld, Australia
PO Box 214, Zillmere, Qld 4034

[email protected]