Sunday, December 24, 2006

How Will you receive Our Lord this Christmas?

I agreed with this Yalie about not wanting to receive Holy Communion in the hand. Here is our position, as well as general guidelines to receiving the Holy Eucharist.

It hurts me deeply how some of us receive the Body and Blood Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ so cavalierly. Remember Whom you are receiving, and what it cost Him.

A friend of mine once saw an incident where the Host was dropped on the floor by an Extraordinary Minister. The Ordinary Minister, who was my pastor, Monsignor McDonald, fell to his knees, and, after consuming the Host, licked the church floor to consume any particles that may have remained on the floor, before they were trampled on. A Jewish man saw this, and thought, "WOW, he REALLY believes that is the Body of Christ." He became a Catholic.


Titus said...

I agree. The Eucharist is taken too lightly these days. There is a lack of belief in the real presence, even among Catholics.

Feliz Navidad.

Stephen said...

Well said!

This Christmas Eve I had the double pleasure of receiving on the tongue and while kneeling!

Merry Christmas!

causa nostra laetitiae said...

It IS a double pleasure to be able to receive Our Lord with all the reverence you feel in your heart!

Esther said...

Oh if everyone would believe in the Real Presence, like your dear priest!

Moneybags said...

Beautiful! I also do not receive Communion ever in the hands.

PS: Thanks for the links to my pages.