=TotoPerez;10090617]We used to have a Communion Service when there is no Priest/Pastor to celebrate the Mass here in Colorado. This morning, our Pastor told us that there will still be Communion Service but only the Liturgy but WITHOUT anymore the distribution of the Communion (Bread and Wine) itself. Our Pastor said that this is a Decree from the Bishop of Colorado Springs. What is your opinion on this and maybe ask the Archdiocese why they are discontinuing?
Thank you so much and God Bless.
Be grateful for this Good and holy Bishop:thumbsup:
There is no mandate or absolute need for daily Mass.** It is a BLESING when it is available.**
But a Communion serivce is to be a very RARE event and approved by the Bishop for valid cause. Inavailability of a priest for a daily Mass; does not meet the criteria on a normal basis.
Your Good Bishop is concerned about a "mixed message" that stems from Communion services.
IF just anyone can perform a Communion service [commonly now done by BOTH genders]; then the absolute need for a priest is negated and misunderstanding of there absolutely ESSENTIAL role is lessended. A very BAD thing theologically.:(
Additioanlly it is sometime a practice of those holding the Communion service to give a homily; rather than a scripted reading from a bishop or priest. Also a forbiden practice.
Bishops WILL BE Judged by Christ on how they protect and well as teach the Souls in thier care. Prudently, your Bishop takes this charge very seriously. And he has EVERY Right to do so:)
Thanks for asking,