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Old Aug 13, '04, 11:57 am
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Default "Passing the Communion Basket"

Seen in the announcements on the website for St. Frances Cabrini parish in Minneapolis:
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REGARDING COMMUNION, Mass Coordinators & the Liturgy Committee have been looking at ways to see that any remaining Eucharistic Bread is reverently consumed, as the Communion Rite concludes. In recent months we have tried doing this immediately after the Communion procession, as was the practice at Newman, & suggested by two of our Mass Coordinators. As the basket is passed, you may help with the consuming the Eucharist, or pass it on. No words are needed at this point.
Yikes!
The only good thing about this (an even worse thing actually...) is that they use communion bread that is, as they announce at Mass itself, "completely wheat-free" and therefore, according to Redemptionis Sacramentum #48,invalid and therefore it isn't actually Communion that they are being so careless with...
(The reason I looked this place up is that a friend of mine went to Mass there and reported to me that for Communion they used a "loaf of bread that people just ripped hunks off of, and they also said that the bread was completely wheat-free".... Lord have mercy! )
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Old Aug 13, '04, 12:17 pm
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Oh how my heart hurts on reading this great travesty..


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Old Aug 13, '04, 12:21 pm
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Whenever I see something like this I actually slap my forehead and go "No!!!" --I'm not sure if I'm glad it's not Jesus they are passing around so irreverantly or not! The saddest part about something like this is that most of them have NO IDEA that that isn't valid matter. They probably don't even know what valid matter is.

I went on a vacation with my Dad and a priest once, and as we were eating at McDonalds, he told us a "Communion Horror Story"--as he calls them--

A priest trying to keep up with the times and appeal to the youth "consecrated" Chocolate Cake and Coca-Cola.

I really hope, though, that that is a "Catholic Urban Legend"

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Wow, that parish looks like it can give a few others I know a run for 'wackiest parish' in God's Creation.

Has Archbishop Flynn been made aware of this 'announcement'?
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Old Aug 13, '04, 1:03 pm
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A priest trying to keep up with the times and appeal to the youth "consecrated" Chocolate Cake and Coca-Cola.

I really hope, though, that that is a "Catholic Urban Legend"

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Cardinal Arinze mentioned such rumored abuses when he released Redemptionis Sacramentum. He did describe several cases as only rumored. He prayed that was the case.
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Old Aug 13, '04, 1:07 pm
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I wrote to them and told them to stop. If you click on the link already provided you can write to them as well. I suggest we do that. Inundate them with e-mail. MAYBE they'll get the message.
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Old Aug 13, '04, 1:13 pm
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When I went to the site, I found this notice....What a parish!



<<<AN ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP will be presented by Anne Mureé on Sept. 11, 2004, at the home of Marlene Locascio (St. Louis Park). If you missed the follow-up from the retreat earlier this spring, call Marlene by August 25. Time will be 8:30 am-4:30 pm. The cost, which includes lunch, will be $45. All are welcome.>>>
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Old Aug 13, '04, 1:18 pm
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A parody of the Mass was held in the newly renovated San Fernando Cathedral - the oldest cathedral in the US - on April 29, 2003 when a ceremony honoring the pagan goddess Sophia was celebrated as part of an ecumenical event for Catholics and representatives of varius Protestant groups sponsored by the Pastoral Summit. Though the chief “celebrant” of this pagan liturgy was a nun, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, the liturgy was “created” by Fr. Jake Emperereur, S.J., vicar and liturgist at the cathedral.


A jubilant Sister Martha Ann Kirk bringing the bread to the altar.

Sr. Kirk holding up the bread. Offertory meal
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Old Aug 13, '04, 1:34 pm
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Ughhhh..If I was there, I would've walked out.
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Old Aug 13, '04, 1:45 pm
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Incredible....and very, very sad.....
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Old Aug 13, '04, 3:13 pm
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Thank you for sharing that link.
I have emailed the office asking for clarification on that announcement, and asking what matter they use for their "wheat free" hosts.
Their response will be most interesting.

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Old Aug 13, '04, 3:24 pm
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If I was there I would go up to that nun and say " Getoutof here. This is the House of God!!! Begone Pagans!!! This is the House of God,the God of Jacob,Abraham, and Isaac. This is the House of Jesus Christ,The Incarnate Word,Son of God,was crucified,died, and buried for us!!! Leave Now !! Begone Pagan!! In the Name of the Most Holy Triune God and the Blessed Virgin Mary Leave this place!!!"

Well that is what I would do if I could!!!
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Old Aug 13, '04, 3:25 pm
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I looked at the front page of that place.

IO've heard of them, or a neighboring "community" before.

They are wacko New Age.
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Old Aug 13, '04, 3:29 pm
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If I was there I would go up to that nun and say " Getoutof here. This is the House of God!!! Begone Pagans!!! This is the House of God,the God of Jacob,Abraham, and Isaac. This is the House of Jesus Christ,The Incarnate Word,Son of God,was crucified,died, and buried for us!!! Leave Now !! Begone Pagan!! In the Name of the Most Holy Triune God and the Blessed Virgin Mary Leave this place!!!"

Well that is what I would do if I could!!!
A bullwhip would also add a nice Biblical touch.
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Old Aug 13, '04, 5:29 pm
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Default Re: "Passing the Communion Basket"

Well obviously self-communicating is not considered wrong by them either.


Writing to them won't help probably but maybe writing to the Bishop and sending a copy of that notice along might.

It seems hard to understand how a parish like that can coexist in the same town as St. Agnes, doesn't it?
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