Receiving the Eucharist on the Tongue (beginning 9/28)
Recently, Bishop Pates renewed permission for the faithful to resume receiving Holy Communion on the tongue, so long as it is in accordance with Diocesan guidelines. We at OLM have done our best to adhere to these guidelines and implement them at our parish.
Please refer to the video directions located at the following links with the written directions below. Please feel free to share.
Please carefully review the following instructions if you would like to receive Our Lord on the tongue rather than on the hands:
>>Before entering Church, let a minister of care or Mass coordinator (nametags) know that you (and/or a member of your household) wish to receive Communion on the tongue.
>>They will help direct you to the reserved pews on the St. Joseph (North-West) side of the church.
>>Sit in the back corner near the exit door to the outdoor Stations where there is a reserved section of pews marked “For communicants receiving Jesus on the tongue.”
>>At Communion time, please follow the usher’s guidance. An usher will call upon each pew individually, guiding them toward the Eucharistic minister standing in the back corner so as to form a Communion line with 6-foot distancing.
>>When it’s your turn:
>>>Either kneel or stand at the blue line in front of the Eucharistic Minister.
>>>Remove one ear of the mask so that your mask remains hanging.
>>>The Eucharistic Minister will say “The Body of Christ”, respond, “Amen”, tilt your head back slightly, close your eyes, and present your tongue to receive the Sacred Host. Afterward, replace your mask and proceed back to your pew (walking with the stained glass immediately on your right).
>>If you have household members who would prefer to receive Holy Communion on the hand, they will join the procession and present their hands per usual.