A very religious friend recently mentioned that while saying the rosary at a nursing home it has been brought to her attention that the elderly Eucharistic Minister is “careless” with the Host when giving it to the Catholic residents. She has dropped it several times and when she picks it up…just puts it in her pants pocket and says I’ll consume it later. What about any fragments that stay in the pocket? What if she forgets and washes the pants?
My friend was wondering what to say to the person without “upsetting” her. I told her she should say something, but be charitable. It won’t do any good to mention to our pastor because he jokes with EM’s while handing out the Host at the altar.
What has happened to respect for the Eucharist? :eek:
For those that are in the bad habit of leaving mass after communion, I’d say to them…Judas was the first to leave mass early.