Tag Archives: EMHC

Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite… right.

From a reader:
This evening, I attended mass in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The mass was at ___.
Several things were different than what one experiences at most masses in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. 1.) Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary Ministers of Communion giving blessings as if they were priests

From a reader:
I talked to our parish Director of Liturgy today about our 12 (!) Eucharistic Ministers who routinely bless children and adults. She informed me that this has been approved by our bishop, and then berated me for my … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should EMHCs cleanse their fingers after distribution of Communion?

From a reader:
If EMHC are used should they cleanse their fingers of Eucharistic particles after communion?
Of course they should!
Let an ablution cup or bowl be set somewhere, in advance, so that they can purify their fingers.
The fewer Extraordinary Ministers of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: We have to have Communion under both kinds and, therefore, extra lay ministers

From a reader:
I have read about valid and invalid motivations for the multiplication of EMHCs. [Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.] The diocesan advisor at my university’s Newman center gave me one which I had not heard before: that without at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a layperson expose the Blessed Sacrament?

From a reader:
I have an adoration chapel nearby that presents the Blessed Sacrament in a beautiful tabernacle / monstrance with a hinged door that opens to showcase the Consecrated Host. It is behind a small altar on a raised, sanctuary-like … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest who won’t prevent self-intinction

From a reader:
I am a lay eucharistic minister, and 2 parisheners recieve communion, then dip it in the cup.. I told my parish priest and he never did anything about it. He acted as tho he knew it was wrong, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If we have to agree with Vatican II do we have to agree with Communion in the hand, altar girls, EMHCs, etc?

From a reader:
I’m wondering what type of assent are we as Catholics supposed to give
to the Vatican II council? Also do we have an obligation to agree with
things like Communion in the hand, and other parts in the liturgy that
are … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I take Communion home for my sick wife?

From a reader:
Am I allowed to take home communion for my sick wife & in what.
You are to be commended for wanting to help your wife benefit from the Eucharist.  I hope she is better soon.
The short answer is, No, … Continue reading

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A priest on giving blessings at Communion time

I have in the past written about the wide-spread practice of giving blessings during Communion time. This is not to be done, because it is outside what is prescribed at this very important moment during holy Mass.
Of course this practice … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Wearing a veil while distributing Communion.

From readerette:
Would it be inappropriate to wear a chapel veil while Eucharistic ministering?
First, you are not a Eucharistic Minister. You are an Extraordinary Minister of Communion.
I cannot see any problem with a woman wearing a chapel veil, a mantilla, … Continue reading

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