What if there is not priest around? How can someone receive the eucharist? Are there exceptions?
What about in Protestant churches that only believe it to be symbolic? If I myself receive it there and believe it’s the Real Presence, is it? Is it a “believe and it is” thing, or it only changes if the proper authority blesses it, in which case even if a Protestant pastor believed and asked for it to be blessed by God, it would not because he’s not Catholic?
If I was home w/family / friends and we wanted communion, could we offer it to the Lord and and bless it and receive? As a Protestant, I’ve always liked that I can share this experience anytime anywhere w/my family or Bible Study group , but it is sad that if I become Catholic, I lose that priveledge if there is no authoritative figure around.