I had a note from a priest asking about concelebration.
First, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.
I’m looking for a source for the instruction that the celebrant and concelebrants must consume both species which they have consecrated at that Mass in order to fulfill the requirements of actually celebrating the Mass.
The question us priests in the house were grappling with yesterday over lunch was this: Does a concelebrating priest have to consume the Precious Blood in order for the Mass to be vaild? I said, it’s better to say, to complete the sacrifice of the Mass a priest has to consume both species. This is true for both the main celebrant and all concelebrants. My pastor said it doesn’t matter if the concelebrants receive hosts from the tabernacle because "it’s still Jesus!" But it does matter, since they are not just required to consume the Blessed Sacrament, it has to be the species which they’ve offered and consecrated at that Mass.
If you know of some instruction on this, please let me know. It seems like one of those self-evident things!
I don’t have time today to dig up the references, but hopefully some priest readers can chime in.
I dealt with a related question in Rome some years ago, when I was living in a residence where priests often concelebrated. One of them would not receive the Precious Blood, even by intinction.
I wrote to the CDW about this and received a letter back from the then under-secretary, the late Msgr. Mario Marini (who went on to the Pont. Comm. Ecclesia Dei before his untimely death). The letter said that, yes, concelebrants must consume both species. I also asked whether or not the priest had celebrated Mass and could keep a stipend if he didn’t receive both species. That was less sure.
This raises questions about concelebration, doesn’t it?
Is it one Mass or as many as there are priests? One stipend or more than one?
The upshot is that he ought to receive.
Also, I believe that legislation for concelebration indicates that each concelebrant is really supposed to have his own Host. I may be wrong about that since I rarely concelebrate.
Anyway… some priest readers can probably help us out here.