Coronavirus & Liturgy

By Karen / February 4, 2020
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    National Liturgy Office NZCBC, Wellington 30 January 2020   With New Zealand health officials saying that it is highly likely that the Wuhan Coronavirus will arrive in our country, every institution and gathering place needs to take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of all people. This affects our celebrations of the Mass and other parish gatherings, and especially the reception of Holy Communion. Should outbreaks of the virus be recorded in New Zealand, up to date information and clear procedures will be implemented, but at this time it is sufficient to remind parishioners that: the reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus in communion from the chalice as well as in the host, while a more complete sign of communion, is not necessary in order to receive all the fruit of Eucharistic grace, since each form alone is the complete reality of Jesus Christ. Therefore it …
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