Posts Tagged ‘Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments’

Prudence to govern Holy Week celebrations Comments 0

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is asking bishops to make “prudent decisions” concerning Holy Week celebrations. It’s important they consider how their communities should celebrate Holy Week because of the danger of spreading coronavirus, the letter says. The Congregation emphasised the probability of regional differences in the bishops’ Read more

Global modification to Ash Wednesday ceremonies Comments 0

Monday, February 15th, 2021
Ash Wednesday impacted by Covid-19

Churches around the world have modified Ash Wednesday ceremonies due to the impact of Covid-19. The holy day of prayer and fasting is one of the highest contact observances on the liturgical calendar. It takes place on 17 February this year. Many churches mark the beginning of the penitential season of Lent with clergy marking Read more

Gluten free shouldn’t come into it – hosts cannot be wheat free Comments 0

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
gluten free

These days you can buy gluten free hosts on Amazon… “Baked Gluten Free Communion Bread – Square Shape (Pack of 200)” Or perhaps you might favour “Ener-G Foods Communion Wafers Gluten Free”.  Or you can even get a deal bundle made up of two kinds of wafers plus a box of disposable communion cups. That’s Read more

Quality of Eucharist – no added sugar, no gluten free Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Bread used to celebrate the Eucharist during Catholic masses must not be gluten-free, although it may be made from genetically modified organisms, a letter sent to all diocesan bishops says. Furthermore, the bread “must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition”. Bread made from products other Read more