Today there was no Mass in our parish, not even a liturgical service. Yet, one extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, opened the tabernacle and gave communion to someone who came up to her. Is this right? I don’t think so, but I need to know the particular Canon Law that says it isn’t right. If it is right, that means anyone who has access to the tabernacle key can help themselves to communion anytime, just like getting cookies from the pantry.
Please help so that I can inform this person. Or should I contact the parish priest and mention the incident? I am new to the parish.