As a Catholic since birth, and than receiving Holy Communion, we always received it on the tongue. I know now we are short of priest,and lay people help, but I always go to the priest side and receive Holy Communion. Here are some statements from Popes, Saints and Church Counicils.
St SixtusI - The Sacred Vessels are not to be handled by others than those consecrated to the Lord. St Basil the Great- The right to receive Holy Communion in the hand is only in
the times of persecution. St Basil the Great considered Communion in the hand so Irregular that he did not hesitate to consider it a grave fault.
Pope John Paul II - To touch the sacred species and to distribute them with their own hands is a privilege of the ordained.
Pope Paul VI - The method (on the tongue) must be retained. (Memoriale Domini)
The Council of Trent - The fact that only the priest gives Holy Communion with his consecrated hands is an Apostolic Tradition.
Now we see how Important it is that we pray that other men will become priest.
God helps us,as we pray for more priest. :bible1: