From a reader:
At Mass yesterday morning, the substitute priest forgot to show up.
Several members of the congregation took it upon themselves to have a “Communion Service” with all the readings, etc. One of the EMHCs
opened the Tabernacle and got the Consecrated Hosts out and proceeded to distribute them, along with another EMHC.
QUESTION: Are EMHCs allowed to open the Tabernacle and distribute
Consecrated Hosts when no priest or deacon is present?
I think your diocesan bishop would like the chance to answer that question.
Sounds sort of like a Little Rascals movie, doesn’t it?
Hey! Let’s have a communion service! Mom can sew the costumes and we can use Mr. Feltcher’s barn!
I have a sneaking suspicion that a few women were involved in this caper.
Ah… the hijinx just gets better and better these days.
While the show… errrr…. service is going on the priest and the deacon finally show up… better late than never.