Tag Archives: EMHC

ASK FATHER: Woman “Eucharistic Minister” crosses lines to receive only from the priest

From a reader… In our parish we have a woman who is a Eucharistic minister at some masses. Whenever she does not serve, she will get out of the pew and cross over so she can receive from the presider only. If … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A Host was dropped, the minister did nothing, and neither did I!

From a reader… I recently started reading your inspiring blog and would like to pose a question regarding what is the appropriate response to a liturgical abuse during Holy Communion. I have been plagued with guilt since the incident. Last December, I attended … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessings by lay people at Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been a Catholic for 12 years. Ever since I was baptized, extra-ordinary ministers of communion (in addition to the priest or deacon) have given blessings to those who are not receiving the Body of Christ. The most common … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’d like to be EMHC for nursing homes but not during Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question that has been troubling me lately and I hope that you can answer my concern. There is a monthly roster that is posted at our parish to let the Extraordinary Ministers of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Someone receives Communion many times a day

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Fr. I am coordinator of our Extraordinary Ministers of Communion. But we have a very troublesome one. He attends every mass and receives Holy Communion at every mass up to six times a day. The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dealing with “blessings” from Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At Mass yesterday, I saw an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion dispensing “blessings” for those in line who have not yet received their First Communion or were choosing simply to come up for a blessing. As … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who should cleanse vessels during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My priest barely pours water into one chalice and swishes it in all four to cleanse. He consumes it and doesn’t wipe them out but passes them over to the Eucharistic Ministers to wipe out after … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lay people purifying vessels at Mass

From a reader… I recently attended a “school Mass” at a local Catholic school while I was substitute teaching for the day. I had the misfortune of happening upon a parish that uses about one extraordinary minister per member of the congregation. After … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: EMHCs at TLM… permitted?

From a reader… QUAERITUR (edited): On Sunday  I attended the [Traditional Latin Mass – TLM] at ___.  What surprised me was that an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (Male) assisted in distributing Holy Communion, Host only. Is this proper or … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: EMHCs when instituted acolytes are present

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am an instituted acolyte in formation for Holy Orders. Based on my reading of the GIRM, an instituted acolyte is an extraordinary minister of holy communion and would be expected to serve in that role … Continue reading

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