November 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm #1847
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why is it that some Catholic Churches don’t give wine at communion? it general happens when there is only one priest.November 13, 2008 at 9:57 pm #8930
I know plenty of Catholic churches that do communion under both species with only 1 priest.
Anyway, I’m not sure of their exact reasons, as each church may be different, but Catholic teaching is that Jesus is fully present in either species so it’s not like you are getting less Jesus, per se.
Churches may only use one species to save costs – that’s really the only reason I can think of. I’m sure someone else has a better idea.November 14, 2008 at 4:21 am #8931
To save costs…..?November 15, 2008 at 6:20 pm #8934
The traditional reasons for people only receiving under one species include the possibility of spilling the precious blood; some people are germ phobic; and the Protestant errors regarding the requirement to consume both species to receive the entire, or the symbolic Christ.
While the Eastern Rite Catholics and Orthodox always receive both species at the Liturgy, in the West, Latin Rite Catholics have not “traditionally” received both for the above reasons.November 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm #8935
Here is a reply from my Lutheran relative(I see his point of view),how do I answer him??
[b:2e31azj8]Are those the other things Christ did at The Last Supper, or did he offer both the Bread and Wine separately in rememberance of him to His disciples?[/b:2e31azj8]November 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm #8936"weather":2k61us50 wrote:[b:2k61us50]Are those the other things Christ did at The Last Supper, or did he offer both the Bread and Wine separately in rememberance of him to His disciples?[/b:2k61us50][/quote:2k61us50]
I don’t get it. What does he mean?November 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm #8937
he is referring to a lot of Western Catholic Church only give the host and not the wine,he was at a mass were only host was given and thought it was very strange wine wasn’t offered.Also at the “Last Supper” Christ gave both bread and wine to his apostles. I told him the host contains the body and blood of Christ but seeing Lutherans don’t believe in transubstantiation it didn’t work.
P.S I e-mailed a Lutheran website and asked them what is the ministers procedure if a host falls to the floor,I haven’t got back a reply yet.
DID YOU KNOW YOUR PREVIEW BUTTON DOESN’T WORK?November 18, 2008 at 2:10 am #8938
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I belong to a parish in which we serve the Precious Blood at all masses. It is not an easy thing to serve the Precious Blood at all masses. There has to be enough people to serve (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) and the amount of wine to use is sometimes challenging to estimate. If the Precious Blood runs out before everyone has received, at least all will receive the Body of Christ, and as stated earlier, it is not necessary to receive in more than one species. However, in the event that there is too much leftover Precious Blood, this is another matter. It must be consumed! Who consumes it? The priest? The EMHCs? It is not difficult to consume a small amount of leftover Precious Blood, but if it is a large amount, this can be a lot for the priest (or EMHCs) to swallow, so to speak!
I am sure many parishes simply do away with the stress of estimating the appropriate amount of wine to consecrate by declining to serve in both species.
IMHONovember 18, 2008 at 2:50 am #8939
Hi sandra – welcome!
When I receive from the cup, if there is not much left in there I generally consume the rest as a favor to the EM.
In your parish is mass attendance pretty consistent or is it sporadic? I would think that if there is a consistent pattern of mass attendance then wine volume estimates would be regular as well."Weather":f6xr98ur wrote:he is referring to a lot of Western Catholic Church only give the host and not the wine,he was at a mass were only host was given and thought it was very strange wine wasn’t offered.Also at the “Last Supper” Christ gave both bread and wine to his apostles.[/quote:f6xr98ur]
Of course Jesus gave both, together, but sometimes logistics in today’s church make it difficult to do both."Weather":f6xr98ur wrote:DID YOU KNOW YOUR PREVIEW BUTTON DOESN’T WORK?[/quote:f6xr98ur]
It’s working for me. When I hit ‘preview’ it reloads the ‘Post a reply’ page with a preview of my message above where I enter text. Do you not see the preview, Dave? Is anyone else having this problem?November 18, 2008 at 5:02 am #8941
Hi Jon, thanks for your welcome.
I agree, it is possible have a fair idea of the consistency of attendance and of consumption, so we manage. It is not that common that we find ourselves with an inordinate overage of Precious Blood.
We also like people like you who will do us a favor and consume the last of the Precious Blood when last served!
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