Tag Archives: EMCH

“When everyone is somebody, then no-one’s anybody”

Do you know the great line from the G&S opera The Gondoliers? “When everyone is somebody, then no-one’s anybody”. From the amusing Eye of the Tiber Colorado Priest To Appoint Entire Parish Eucharistic Ministers Loveland, CO––Saint John the Evangelist Parish … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can EMHCs purify sacred vessels after Holy Communion?

From a reader: I moved to a new parish about month ago, and while I didn’t register (I usually move every few months for work), I do contribute monetarily. I’m unsure if I’m even in a position to raise a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “Body of Christ” not “The Body of Christ” because people embody Christ

From a reader: Our priest informs the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion [Indeed, they are not "Eucharistic Ministers".  In fact, we need to have the discussion of whether they are techincally ministers at all.] of our parish that, henceforth, they … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: EMCHs and people who want blessings

From a reader: In our large parish, I serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Yes, I know, there are preferred ways of approaching the distribution of the Eucharist, and this is not ideal. However, I feel as long … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary ministers giving blessings at Communion

From a reader: I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on a question which has been bothering me since my reception into the Church a little while ago.  Everytime I receive Commnunion from one of the … Continue reading

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AFQB: Should lay people give blessings at Communion?

Here is a liturgical question that wound up in the ASK FATHER Question Box, which I moderate. AFQB – The ASK FATHER Question Box: Liturgy, Music & The Seven Sacraments: Should they give blessings? By hermitmcdermit on Sunday, November 19, … Continue reading

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