A priest friend of mine, retired, underwent knee replacement surgery today. Our associate pastor went to visit. I’m not sure if he brought the Eucharist. But it struck me that a priest might be alone in a town, perhaps isolated from his brother clergy if he were to fall ill or be hospitalized. Maybe FrMichael and a few others can weigh in.
How often does a sick priest receive Communion from a lay person, if there is no other ordained person available? Just curious.