Fellowship Cup Prefilled Communion Cups, Box of 100
I listened to XM Catholic Radio, Seize the Day briefly this morning. The host, Gus Lloyd, mentioned that his wife had been sick at home and could not attend Mass. So Gus went on his own and asked the deacon after Mass if he could bring Holy Communion to his wife. The deacon happily obliged.
Communion on demand, is this what we have come to?
Okay, I am prejudice. When I was a child and many other children and adults did not receive Holy Communion each week, usually very seldom and only after having gone to confession. Yes, this was an extreme but it was my Jansenistic parish's reality.
At that time, Holy Communion apart from Mass was only for shut-ins, those dying (viaticum) and for those in the hospital.
Today, if a priest is not available for daily Mass, a Communion Service is held. If a daily communicant is sick for a day with a hang nail, another communion minister brings that person Holy Communion.
Communion on demand--is there a problem with this? And why aren't bishops raising this issue, only a lowly priest waiting for the rapture on my day off with horrible weather outside making me think the rapture would be better than this weather!