Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are lay persons deputed by the diocesan bishop, to distribute Holy Communion at Eucharistic celebrations under defined conditions and to distribute Holy Communion outside of liturgical celebrations. They are commissioned by the bishop after being trained by the diocese for this role. The main qualifications for this function are personal holiness, love of the Eucharist, and desire to serve Our Lord by bringing Him to others.
All candidates are identified by the pastor and are required to participate in a one-day training session offered by the diocese. After they successfully attend this session, they are appointed by the bishop to serve for a period of 5 years and are commissioned at the parish during Mass.
In addition to assisting the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass, Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion bring the

Sacrament to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass because of illness, infirmity, or old age.


July – September 2019 Schedule

Please contact the Rectory at 540-277-2943 or

Chet Lewandowski at 540-722-7231 or chetl@verizon.net

for more information on this important ministry.

Father Paul M. Grankauskas


540-277-2945 (FAX)

Rectory Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM

Faith Formation:
Calvin Smith at


Office Hours:
Thursdays and Fridays, 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturdays by appointment
Sunday, after class until 1 PM

Office of Youth Ministry

Music Ministry:
Stacy Sefton at


Eucharistic Minister / Lectors:
JoAn Drake at


John Sengewalt at


Becky Jackson at


Men’s Club:
Meets the last Saturday
each month 8AM in Hobert Hall.
Coffee and Donuts on first
Sunday of each month.
George Darnell at


Women’s Group:
Meets the first Tuesday
of each month
Ruth Hayes at


St. Bridget’s Email:

St Bridget of Ireland

St Bridget of Ireland
Catholic Church

1024 W. Main St.
Virginia 22611


St. Bridget of Ireland is in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington