Tag Archives: Eucharist

ASK FATHER: Why do we call Eucharist “Bread” in Novus Ordo?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife who is to be received into the Church at the the Easter vigil (Deo gratias!) recently asked me why in the Novus Ordo Missae one of the options for the Memorial Acclamation is “When we eat … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sister goes shopping while carrying the Eucharist to the sick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
I work at a religious supply store and yesterday a local religious sister came in and asked to be shown our selection of pyxes. I led her to the cabinet where they are kept and indicated that some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Burying “extra” Hosts after Good Friday

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
I am a new priest. My pastor tells me that after the Good Friday
liturgy, he buries any leftover consecrated hosts, so that the
tabernacle is “fresh” for the “new beginning” of Easter. Is this a
legitimate practice? It seems suspicious.
This … Continue reading

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ALERT! A “wine” that perhaps isn’t really wine!

As you know, for the consecration of the Eucharist to be VALID, we must use wine from grapes.  It can be fortified wine, but it must be wine (HERE).
Today I received a link from a reader which I am compelled … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest gives Host to woman holding a napkin.

From a reader:
Today I was at daily mass at a local parish. At communion, a lady came forward with a napkin and held it out to the priest who was distributing communion. He proceeded to place three or four (consecrated!) … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Tabernacle v. Monstrance and the presence people

From a reader:
Why is it inappropriate to leave the Blessed Sacrament alone when exposed in a monstrance (e.g. Adoration Chapels must have at least one adorer at all times), but appropriate to do so when it is replaced in the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is sherry valid matter for the consecration during Mass?

From a reader:
There had been several discussions recently about the topic of valid matter for the Eucharist, mostly related to low-gluten hosts and hosts using matter other than wheat. This made me remember something that happened at my parish while … Continue reading

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POLL: Length of time of the elevation of the Host and Precious Blood during Mass

I FIXED THE POLL WIDGET
Several people have written to me about the length of time a priest does/should elevate the Host and the chalice after the consecration.
The length of time I elevate the Host is, of course, ideal. If asked, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Reserving the Precious Blood, confusion during concelebration

From a priest:
I need help from an ossified unreconstructed manualist!
This morning I was a concelebrant at Mass with two other priests.
After the consecration I was astounded to see a chalice with previously consecrated Precious Blood brought from the tabernacle. [?!?]
The … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Corpus Christi – I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

Here is a photo I took a few years ago in the Vatican Gardens during a Corpus Christi procession.  That great edifice in the background is back of St. Peter’s Basilica.  It isn’t often you get Swiss Guards to carry … Continue reading

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