We as the congregation would like to purchase a travel Mass kit for our Army Priest serving in Iraq and I would like to open it up for suggestions. Two things to keep in mind is that our Priest will have to travel via helicopter and only able to bring what he can carry. He will also have to carry a couple days worth of supplies, clothing, etc so space and weight is limited. What we have seen in the past is a cloth bag, easier to shove into a duffle / ruck sack, and sturdy supplies. We like the Army design, but want to get him something special and a little nicer.
When giving suggestions think bare essentials but able to hold a full bottle of wine and at least few hundred hosts. One kit that I saw a while ago included a chalice, ciborium, and paten that disassembled and then re-assembled into smaller collective. Anyone have any suggestions via a reputable web site? It need not be a single kit, we can assemble it from pieces if needed.
Also, we are thinking about including,
- Small Candle holders (can get candles through supply)
- Small water and wine bottle (refillable)
- Small bowl for cleaning hands
All cloth items can be obtained through supply channels, but the bag would need to be big enough to include finger towels, purificators, travel stole, etc.