Why don't some priests use their own chalice?


How come some priests don’t use their own chalices for the Mass they are serving?

Peace and all good,



Dear Thomas,

Some priests don’t have chalices of their own. Most diocesan priests do have their own chalices, but sometimes they may choose to use a special one belonging to the parish. Priests belonging to religious orders most often do not have chalices of their own and only use those belonging to the religious community.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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