Water before eating after receiving Communion?


#1

I overheard a religion teacher telling the children to please get a drink of water before eating their snack, since they had just come from Mass and had received Holy Communion.
I never thought about that and am wondering if it is a good practice.


#2

Hi,

Nonsense! Water is not going to reduce the effect on the Eucharist that the stomach acids are going to have. Our Lord was quite aware of what happens to food in the stomach when He instituted the sacrament. Eating Fritos after Mass is not a sign of disrespect.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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