Change in procedure for Communion at all Masses starting this weekend
On Thursday, the Diocese issued revised Covid-19 liturgical directives for the celebration of holy Mass.
One of the changes made by the Bishop to the directives is the allowance of the reception of Holy Communion on the tongue during the celebration of Mass.
Beginning this weekend, we will be implementing the following procedure that was given to us by the Diocese in the directives in order to alleviate any potential concerns that the faithful may have.
For the sake of consistency and to make it easier for everyone, this will be the procedure for ALL Masses (both on the weekend and during the week).
And so ...
At all Masses, the celebrant (the priest offering the Mass) will
be distributing Holy Communion on the tongue.
The other priest and deacons will
be distributing Holy Communion in the hand.
We ask that you please strictly follow this procedure. Please do not request or insist that the one distributing Holy Communion deviate from this procedure.
If you are seated in a different section and wish to received Holy Communion on the tongue, you must enter the line for the celebrant.
If you are seated in the section where the celebrant is and you do not wish to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, you will need to go the other priest or to one of the deacons for Holy Communion.
We thank you ahead of time for your cooperation as well as for your patience and flexibility as we all try to address these challenging times as best as we can.
Know of my continued prayers for you and your loved ones. God bless!
In Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Brian Grady
on Saturday, October 10 at 6:00PM