Newsletter 21st July 2019

Liturgy Update  At our most recent meeting of Eucharistic Ministers the subject of ‘intinction’ was raised.  Intinction involves dipping the host into the precious blood, before consuming it. Even though this is practiced in some parts of the world, (where the priest dips the host into the precious blood, in a specially designed chalice before placing it on the recipient’s tongue) this practise has been banned in our country by the New Zealand Bishops, for health reasons.  Nobody wants other people putting their fingers in the precious blood or touching the rim of the chalice with their hands.  Also, out of respect for others, please do not receive from the chalice if you have a cold or any mouth infection. The Liturgy Committee

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