Are you seriously trying to equate the Good Friday celebration of the central event of our faith, the Lord’s Passion and Death, with a bingo game or a food drive? :eek: For shame :mad:
How in any way could you argue that it is inappropriate to receive Christ’s Body and Blood on the very day, and at the commemoration of the very event, in which Christ gave that same Body for us and sealed the New Covenant in that same Blood? Even if pre-Vatican 2 it was not considered necessary, it is certainly fitting.
Just a few additional thoughts - there ARE prescribed liturgical requirements for the distribution of Holy Communion outside Mass (binding, for example, when priests visit the housebound and distribute Communion). Or when a lay-led liturgy is held in the absence of a priest. There are rubrics for Communion Services, as distinct from Masses, where priests can distribute to groups of the faithful, so it’s not like priests or anyone else were ever required only to receive or distribute within the context of Mass only.
As long as these liturgical requirements are met, no-one should have any reason to doubt the appropriateness. And Good Friday services meet them.
More importantly, the Communion of priest and faithful is built in to the rubrics of the Good Friday service. It’s not some ad-hoc unapproved extraliturgical innovation or addendum. Are you doubting that HMC has the authority to permit it?