Q. 1. Are there any directives regarding the appointment of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion? I know a woman in Montreal who has been an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for 10 years during which time she has been living in a common law relationship. When confronted with this scandal, she said that Jesus came for Jesus. And it appears that her parish priest is fully aware of this matter.
A. 1. The directives for choosing Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion state that these individuals should be of 'mature age' and 'outstanding piety'. [Documents on the Liturgy, # 2048]
This concern should be directed to the local Bishop for immediate action. Should he not remove the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion who is causing scandal, then the matter should be referred to the Vatican.