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During this time of the virus outbreak and flu season, our churches will not participate in the drinking of wine, “the blood of Christ.” during communion, only receive the host in your hand, no shaking hands for the sign of peace, no holding hands for the Our Father and not using holy water for safety precautions. If you would like Fr. Doug will bless holy water you have from home.

Some parishioners have asked for clarification about receiving only the Host at Communion time. The Catechism of the Catholic Church notes “Since Christ is sacramentally present under each of the species, communion under the species of bread alone makes it possible to receive all the fruit of Eucharistic grace.” The council of Trent (Latin: Concilium Tridentinum) held between 1545 and 1563 in Trent (or Trento, in northern Italy), the 19th ecumenical council of the Catholic Church clearly stated, (again what Catholics have always believed), Jesus is totally present in either the Host or the Chalice


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