PS 104: Easter Communion, Especially for the Sick

Jesus arms outstretchedRemember, you can check the full document Paschal Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet.

104. During Easter time, pastors should instruct the faithful who have been already initiated into the Eucharist on the meaning of the Church’s precept concerning the reception of Holy Communion during this period. (canon law 920) It is highly recommended that Communion be brought to the sick also, especially during the Easter octave.

A brief notice to remind people of the obligation to receive Communion during the Easter season. It always seemed a rather minimalist and lamentable approach until I learned of the infrequency of lay Communion in some past centuries, and that people actually needed to be ordered to express their faith sacramentally.

Does your parish ensure an Easter visit to the sick?

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