Question about the Consecration

Does the Priest have to use a special kind of bread and wine for Mass? Or could he use lets say any kind of wine or bread? And could the circumstances change this? Lets say the priest has nothing else to use. Thanks! God Bless!:thumbsup:

In order for it to be valid, the bread must be made out of nothing but wheat and flour. Absolutely no additives.

The wine must just be regular grape wine.

Nothing can change this, no matter what the circumstances are.

Canon Law:

Can. 924 §1 The most holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist must be celebrated in bread, and in wine to which a small quantity of water is to be added.

§2 The bread must be wheaten only, and recently made, so that there is no danger of corruption.

§3 The wine must be natural, made from grapes of the vine, and not corrupt.

This is not entirely correct. In the Byzantine Churches, the prosphora (bread) used for the Holy Eucharist, is made from wheat flour, salt, and yeast. If, in the Latin Church, a priest were to use eastern prosphora, it would be illicit, but still valid.

By “additives,” I was speaking of things like vegetable oil, etc. For example, you can’t use a loaf of French bread for the consecration. You can’t use the “communion bread” Baptists use because it contains vegetable oil. But yes, prosphora would be valid, but very illicit, in a Mass.

Thanks for helping!

God Bless!:thumbsup:

You are most welcome! :thumbsup:

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