Communion – Partaking Of The Eucharist
Following the Lamb of God. The parish congregation takes the Eucharist. The following prayer is said. The parish congregation answers with proclamations in bold print.
This is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world.
Happy are those who are called to his supper.
Lord I am not worth to receive you,
but only say the word and I shall be healed.
After the celebrant takes the sacrament,
the congregation proceeds to receive the sacrament.
Non-Catholics are ENCOURAGED to come forward.
Even though non-Catholics cannot partake of the Eucharist,
they may receive a blessing.
As a Catholic receives the Body of Christ, the celebrant will state
Body of Christ
Non-Catholics will not receive the Body of Christ.
It is desirable that they cross their arms across their
chest to receive the blessing.
Catholics proceed to take of the cup.
Non-Catholics do not approach the cup.
The minister states
Blood of Christ
Everyone return to their seats to meditate and pray.