How do I get a certificate to be a parish lector and/or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion?

It is the pastor of the parish, or moderator of the parish family, who either himself or through his delegate (Coordinator of ministries), who calls a person to the ministry of lector and/or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. The candidate then completes the online training videos at

After preparation and formation have been given, the pastor/coordinator of ministries discerns with the candidate readiness to provide this ministry for the community. A letter to that effect naming the candidate(s) is sent to the Office of Sacred Worship. The Office will prepare the certificates and forward them to the parish.