The Mass contains everything we need for Salvation. It is the summit and source of our Christian life.
This weekend we will be speaking at all Masses about how we express our reverence and the manner in which we receive Holy Communion. From time to time it is important that we examine our attitude to The presence of Christ truly present in the Holy Eucharist.
How do I approach this great mystery?
Do I approach Holy communion with a sense of awe, gratitude and devotion?.
The Church asks as to receive the host on our tongue or by creating a throne for the Lord with our hands and then consuming the host. This should be done immediately.
If we are carrying a child it is more dignified to receive Communion on the tongue rather than struggle to receive it in one hand.
The Bishops of England and Wales have stated that before we receive Holy Communion we should make a bow of the head. No one is obliged to genuflect or kneel.
If Angels could be jealous of us, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion. (St Maximilian Kolbe)