I witnessed something for the first time today and I hope it never happens again. In the middle of the Eucharistic Procession all of the Eucharistic Ministers ran out of both species of Jesus. I have seen a time when the body ran out and the remaining participants received the wine, and I understand that is a perfectly valid reception. In this case, Father asked everyone to return to their seats and after the choir was done with their song reminded everyone that even if you didn’t get a host that you still received spiritually. I felt horrible that I was able to receive but others were not. So here are the questions I pose after this situation.
- Should these people have gone to another liturgy?
- Should I feel guilt?
- Has anyone else seen this happen?