Training Opportunities

Training is required for all those who are beginning as Ministers. This “BASIC” training is required for all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Those who wish to minister in hospitals, nursing homes and to the homebound are required to attend “SPECIALIZED” training in addition to BASIC training. One must attend BASIC training prior to SPECIALIZED training. Plans for SPEICALIZED training will be communicated in a separate memo.
Dates and Locations for Ministry Training:

Nassau County:

St. Paul the Apostle / Brookville
Saturday, September 25: 9:00 am - 12 noon
 (Meeting Room)
 St. Christopher / Baldwin
Wednesday, September 29: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 (Lower Hall)

Suffolk County:

St. Elizabeth of Hungary / Melville
Thursday, Sept. 30: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 (Msgr. Kane Hall)
 St. Rosalie / Hampton Bays
Saturday, October 30: 9:00 am - 12 noon
 (Community Center)
Doors will open one half hour prior to start time so that attendees can checkin and pick up materials.

Those 18 years and above, interested in serving the parish as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion should request to be registered for this training. Please call the parish rectory for more information. 

Liturgical Minister Training for Lectors

Because readers provide a bridge between the Word of God and the assembly, helping Christ speak to his people, they need to understand, believe, and love the Word of God they proclaim.  The Office of Worship will be offering LECTOR TRAINING for those who wish to proclaim the Word of God at their parishes. All men, women and young adults who wish to become a lector at their parish should attend a diocesan training session.
Even ‘seasoned’ lectors are invited to participate and refresh their skills and meet others who participate in this valuable ministry.


In Nassau and Suffolk:

Saturday, September 25: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Saturday, October 30: 9:00am - 12:00pm at St. Paul the Apostle, Brookville and at St. Rosalie, Hampton Bays
Wednesday, September 29: 7:00pm - 10:00pm                                                                                                                Thursday, September 30: 7:00pm - 10:00pm at St. Christopher, Baldwin  and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Melville