Eucharisticum Mysterium 40: Communion for the Sick and Elderly

What about believers who are unable to attend parish Mass?

40. It is right for those prevented from being present at the celebration of the community eucharist to receive the eucharist often; in this way they will also realize that they are part of the eucharistic community, borne up by its charity.

Pastors should take care that the sick and the elderly be given the opportunity, even if they are not gravely ill or in danger of death, to receive the eucharist often, even daily if possible, especially during the Easter season. They may receive communion at any hour of the day.

Daily Communion for the sick and elderly: that’s a tough challenge to achieve, especially during the Easter season. How many parishes make it a priority?


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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