Tag Archives: sacred vessels

ASK FATHER: Pyxes left in the choir loft after Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I frequently find communion pyxes lying on the organ in the choir loft. They seem to be left there from a prior Mass where they were used to bring Holy Communion to the choir by an … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Woman training altar servers stands in as priest. Sacrilege?

From a reader: My parish priest recently asked an older (semi-retired) female altar server (former MC & Sacristan) from another parish to train our altar servers for enrolment into the Guild of St Stephen (http://www.guildofststephen.org/). First of all she discourages genuflecting (as it … 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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Do as I say, not as I do?

I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head. The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion, the glassmakers of Murano have prepared (original source in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: disposing of glass “chalices”

From a reader: I live next to a mission parish where I observed this past summer the use of glass vessels. I brought this to the attention of the pastor, a faithful, though unformed man, referencing GIRM & Sacramentum Caritatis. … Continue reading

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