Hey guys, had a quick question. Today I went to Mass at a different parish just because I needed to study for exams, so I went to anticipated Sunday Mass. Normally at my own parish the Priest distributes the Eucharist only in the Host form and not the Blood, which I understand would not be “missing anything out,” for lack of better terms.
I went for both species at this Mass as I had only once before (again at a different Church), but I noticed that not a lot of people partake in the Blood. There’s no requirement to, but I’m not entirely sure why people don’t if you can? There isn’t anything in terms of preparation one needs to do to partake in both, is there?
In the times I’ve partaken in the Blood, once was having two EMHCs, one with the Hosts and the other with the Blood, and people just go and elect to take the cup after the Host.
The other times, I’ve been overseas in Hong Kong and they do intinction there. Strangely enough intinction is done by the layperson and not by the EMHC…sort of confused here.
Thanks for the clarifications!
God bless <3