So this is something that has happened numerous times at a particular parish in my town. The first few times it happened, I wasn’t sure that I saw what I thought I had seen because I was praying during the consecration and not watching the priest very intently, but this week I purposefully watched to see what happened.
As the priest was preparing the gifts for weekday Mass, he blessed the bread and then he poured some wine from the clear glass “jug” into a chalice. He left the jug and the chalice on the corporal for the consecration. He then went through all of the prayers and we did the Our Father, sign of peace and Agnus Dei. As he was preparing to distribute the Eucharist with the EMHC’s he poured wine from the glass jug into two or three other chalices that had been empty on a small table behind the altar during the consecration, and wine from these chalices was distributed.
My issue is this: I have heard that there is something wrong with consecrating the wine in a clear glass vessel. Is wine that is not inside a chalice consecrated and transubstantiated into the Blood of Christ? I’m not looking for preference or feelings here. I want to know what the Mass rubrics or canon law says about these things. I have a hunch that this was simply just wine and was distributed as Blood when it wasn’t. I also wonder if that is true, does that invalidate the consecration of the Body? Does it invalidate the Mass? I generally try to air on the side of trust during the liturgy, that unless I specifically know that something is wrong, that the Mass is valid, no matter how irreverent the priest is.
For further information, water was not added to the wine in the glass, but only to the wine in chalice that was on the altar at the consecration in case that affects anything.
Thanks in advance for help on this issue.