Communion service.


#1

Does anyone out there know who may carry out a communion service? At a local parish a nun carried out the entire service, is this wrong or not?


#2

If a priest is not available to say Mass, a deacon, nun or even a “properly disposed layperson” may perform the communion service. This happens with some frequency in the military, as there are occasionally no priests available overseas.


#3

In our diocese there are the following rules for Sunday Celebration In The Absence of a Priest requirements (SCAP): If a deacon is available, he may conduct the service and preach after the gospel. Next, a religious (Nun, Brother) or an Instituted Alcolyte-no preaching. Next a properly trained lay person-no preaching
Daily communion services have the same requirement, but usually are done by a trained lay person.

God Bless
Deacon Tony

Dont’ look for a sign…Be a sign!


#4

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