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Our virtual ministries via Skype or Zoom to participate in our worship.
Because our Ministers are mobile across Eastern Canada, we celebrate in a local church or virtually.
VIRTUAL COMMUNION: Christ is Really Present Virtually
Christ is fully present to us in this meal under the bread and wine.
The real presence of Christ through the bread and wine is a divine mystery.
Through this meal, God nourishes faith, forgives sin and offers healing, hope, new life and salvation.
Who may receive Holy Communion?
Christ is the host and invites all baptized to the table.
In the Catholic faith, Communion is the central part of the Mass. At Communion, you may receive the Body and the Blood of Christ. The priest will place the host on your tongue or in your hands. Another priest (or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist) will offer the chalice containing the Blood of Christ, from which you may take a small sip. To receive the Eucharist, you must, among other requirements, be a Baptized Catholic and be in a state of grace.
We embrace “virtual” Communion by celebrating via livestream; we encourage parishioners to bring their bread to Zoom videoconference meetings.
How to prepare the meal at home:
Please plan to receive Holy Communion within the virtual worship service of our Virtual Catholic Ministries (FAICL & NDG).
Before the worship begins, please set out the bread and grape juice.
To symbolize the unity and dignity of Holy Communion, consider setting aside a particular space with a tablecloth/placemat using glassware for the cups and plate.
At worship communion, we include the preface (Sursum Corda) to the Lord’s Supper:
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.
People: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Vatican: “Virtual” Mass never substitutes in-person participation