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Old Mar 29, '09, 10:30 am
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Question Communion during Good Friday service?

Hi everyone;

My parish announced that during holy week, there will be the traditional washing of the feet service on Holy Thursday, and Good Friday, there will be a service at 7pm "Liturgy of the Word,' "with communion." I don't ever recall going to a service with communion, on Good Friday? Before communion, there will be veneration of the cross...

Is your parish offering something like this?
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Old Mar 29, '09, 10:54 am
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Hi everyone;

My parish announced that during holy week, there will be the traditional washing of the feet service on Holy Thursday, and Good Friday, there will be a service at 7pm "Liturgy of the Word,' "with communion." I don't ever recall going to a service with communion, on Good Friday? Before communion, there will be veneration of the cross...

Is your parish offering something like this?
It is normal for Catholic parishes to have the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday evening, and for veneration of the Cross and Communion on Good Friday at 3pm.
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Old Mar 29, '09, 10:58 am
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My parish, unfortunately, does not distribute Holy Communion on Good Friday. I say, unfortunately, because that's the practice to which I am accustomed from my Roman Catholic upbringing. I will be attending the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified at a local convent instead.
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Old Mar 29, '09, 11:12 am
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My parish, unfortunately, does not distribute Holy Communion on Good Friday. I say, unfortunately, because that's the practice to which I am accustomed from my Roman Catholic upbringing. I will be attending the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified at a local convent instead.
They don't have the Celebration of the Lord's Passion or they simply omit Communion at that Celebration? If they simply omit Communion I'd be interested in knowing what the rationale is for that decision.
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Old Mar 29, '09, 11:27 am
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We have Mass at 1pm but no piano music, we sing accupaello. There is a big cross laid out on the altar, and we have veneration we can come up and kneel and kiss the cross, and we do have communion. We do not sing a gloria that is saved for Saturday vigil. We have the gongs from the organ and etc. It has been year I will have to write it all down this year. All I know is our choir director really knows what is going on and that is what I have to follow.
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Old Mar 29, '09, 11:29 am
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It is normal for Catholic parishes to have the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday evening, and for veneration of the Cross and Communion on Good Friday at 3pm.
It should be at 3pm but most parishes repeat it in the evening for pastoral necessity, i.e. most people are at work at 3pm.
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We have Good Friday service in the evening, veneration of the cross and Communion service. Has been that way at every place we have lived since becoming Catholic
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Old Mar 29, '09, 11:48 am
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I thought Good Friday was the only time where we didn't have communion!!
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I thought Good Friday was the only time where we didn't have communion!!
Good Friday is the only day we don't have mass because the Church believes that a re-presentation of the Paschal mystery on the day it is observed would be redundant. We still have a communion service... or at least should...
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Good Friday is the only day we don't have mass because the Church believes that a re-presentation of the Paschal mystery on the day it is observed would be redundant. We still have a communion service... or at least should...
ok...let me think this through...we go to church on Good Friday, but we don't receive the Eucharist? right?...maybe i just got mixed up on what everyone meant by communion...
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Old Mar 29, '09, 12:17 pm
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ok...let me think this through...we go to church on Good Friday, but we don't receive the Eucharist? right?...maybe i just got mixed up on what everyone meant by communion...
Yes, we receive Eucharist. The Hosts are the Ones consecrated during the Maundy Thursday Mass the night before.
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I thought Good Friday was the only time where we didn't have communion!!
I thought this also.
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No, the rubrics for Good Friday include Communion.

Priest enters in silence and prostrates himself.

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Liturgy of the Word

First Reading
Psalm
Second Reading
Gospel Acclamation
Passion according to John
Homily
Prayers of the Faithful (10 each followed by a prayer)

Veneration of the Cross

Communion Rite
Lord's Prayer etc
Distribution of Communion with Hosts consecrated at the Mass of the Lord's Supper last night
Prayer after Communion
Prayer over the people & Dismissal
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No, the rubrics for Good Friday include Communion.

Priest enters in silence and prostrates himself.

Prayer

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading
Psalm
Second Reading
Gospel Acclamation
Passion according to John
Homily
Prayers of the Faithful (10 each followed by a prayer)

Veneration of the Cross

Communion Rite
Lord's Prayer etc
Distribution of Communion with Hosts consecrated at the Mass of the Lord's Supper last night
Prayer after Communion
Prayer over the people & Dismissal
I should know this, I suppose. Thank you, Phemie, this is exactly what was outlined, in summation, in today's bulletin.
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Hi everyone;

My parish announced that during holy week, there will be the traditional washing of the feet service on Holy Thursday, and Good Friday, there will be a service at 7pm "Liturgy of the Word,' "with communion." I don't ever recall going to a service with communion, on Good Friday? Before communion, there will be veneration of the cross...

Is your parish offering something like this?
This is what I've always experienced. Communion is reserved from the Mass on Holy Thursday.

This page from Creighton University describes the Good Friday liturgy.
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