Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico, JCL
Bishop of Erie
NOTICE TO THOSE WHO NEED ADDITIONAL HOSTS AT MASS
I have received a communique from the Diocese Chancery Office this past Friday. It comes from Bishop Persico and states the following:
“It is not permitted to place the consecrated host in a pyx brought forward by people in the communion line at Mass and then have them return to their seat. Wherever this custom exists, it should cease.”
We have been doing this practice here in our parishes, so we have to stop. Please come up before or after Mass to the Priest Sacristy, and the Priest or Eucharistic Minister will take your pyx and return with your hosts.
Thank you – Fr. Ray
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