How to Properly Receive Communion

Added 2 February 2017 by Busted Halo

What is the proper way to receive the Host during Communion? A caller asks the age-old question, and Father Dave never gets tired of giving the answer!

Father Dave explains that the idea of stepping to the side to receive the Eucharist is encouraged in some parishes when the priest wants to keep the Communion line moving. It is not necessarily incorrect to do this little side-step, provided that you still receive the Eucharist immediately. It is likely, though, that the priest in the other parish thought the caller was taking the Host back to his pew, or planning to dip it in the chalice of Consecrated Blood, both of which are incorrect.

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