1. Welcome to Mother of God Forums - A place dedicated to the Mother of God. Please feel free to join us in prayer and sharing. Please Register to start posting.
    Dismiss Notice

Communion only on the tongue.

Discussion in 'The Sacraments' started by SgCatholic, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. AED

    AED Powers

    There are certain priests educated post Vatican II who were poorly formed and have a real animus toward the traditional Church and the traditional Mass. May God give them the grace they need. The lack of reverence for Our Lord is terrifying. What is wonderful is our newly ordained priests are so reverent and so orthodox. I give thanks to God every day!!! As St. John Vianney said with tears in his eyes, pointing to the tabernacle: "He is there! He is there!!" I hope we can reclaim that reverence. And soon.
     
  2. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Thank you Clare for sharing your thoughts.
    Thank you, too, Praetorian.

    I feel so blessed to have this MOG community that more and more feels like family, where there are so many souls who love Christ and our Blessed Mother so much, and can offer very good insights and advice.
     
  3. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    You are very welcome SG :)
    It is very much like a family here. Sometimes fighting over the dinner table but in the end all with the same goal :)
     
  4. Jackie

    Jackie Archangels

    Me too sterph! I'll remember the same till the day I die and especially because my son, an adult now is caught up in the world and doesn't practice the Faith, only when he is home. At the time, I prayed a novena to Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco. My son was the only one in the first Holy Communion class who received on the tongue. :whistle: I have a professional photo of the :love: moment.
     
    Beth B, sterph, Jeanne and 1 other person like this.
  5. Pray4peace

    Pray4peace Ave Maria

    I wish that my childrens' experience had been as positive. At our parish, the head of the RE program said that the priest said that no children were to receive their First Communion on the tongue; hand only. I didn't push the issue. But I DID have an issue at one of the ceremonies when my son went to receive the Precious Blood and the EM told him that he had to chew the Eucharist before receiving the P.B.! Luckily I was right behind him and told her "No, we let it dissolve naturally". We have since changed to a more orthodox parish.

    I personally prefer to receive on the tongue, and directly from the priest. And even though some of my family members receive in their hands, I just don't feel worthy to touch the Body of Christ.

    I think that earlier in the thread DivineMercy said she wanted to wear a veil, but thought it'd cause problems with her husband. I feel exactly the same way. I also wonder if wearing a veil would make it seem like I was trying to make myself appear holier than others--especially if no one else in the church is wearing one. I can't explain it though, I have just felt a quiet longing in my heart to wear a veil for a couple of years now.
     
    Beth B, Clare A and DivineMercy like this.
  6. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    This is a really sad fact of the state of things in the Catholic church now, where people who only want to do what is pleasing to our Lord are shamed, by being condemned as being 'rigid' and like the Pharisees, making others hesitate to do what they feel in their hearts are right.
     
    Pray4peace and Beth B like this.
  7. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Principalities

    Would it be possible to wear some kind of hat instead of the veil, that might fulfil the religious function of covering your head but look less conspicuous?
     
    Beth B likes this.
  8. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Aren't hats supposed to be removed during mass?
     
  9. Scolaire Bocht

    Scolaire Bocht Principalities

    I thought that was only for males, women on the other hand traditionally have to cover their heads in Church. I think that was the setup anyway...
     
    Beth B likes this.
  10. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    I believe women are simply supposed to have their heads covered. Hats as fine to my knowledge. At the local Latin Mass by me there are many women who wear hats. Men on the other hand are not supposed to wear hats in church.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  11. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    I'm sorry, it is probably the cultural difference, but that sounds strange to me.
    And my impression was that it is irreverent to keep hats on during mass.
     
  12. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    It could be a cultural difference. Chapel veils are certainly more common.
    It is irreverent for men to wear hats in Church.
    For women a head covering used to be the norm under the 1917 Code of Canon Law.
     
    SgCatholic likes this.
  13. Mary H

    Mary H New Member

    I have been receiving the Host on the tongue for the past six years and now would never receive the Lord in my hand. I told my parish priest before I started receiving thus and he said that if he had his way everyone would receive on the tongue. So why didn't he ever say anything about it before Mass?
    I notice every time I watch a Papal Mass on television that many priests administer the Host in people's hands if they indicate this is what they want. Certainly, many priests still administer on the tongue. Why is Communion in the hand allowed in the Vatican? Pope Benedict led by example in only giving the Host on the tongue and to those kneeling. Our present pope doesn't administer to the laity so we have no way of knowing what his beliefs are on the subject.
    When is some directive going to be issued from the Vatican? Or do I have to write to the dicastery concerned?
     
    Mario and Clare A like this.
  14. Mary H

    Mary H New Member

    I always wear a veil in Rome, whether in Saint Peter's or any other church. But so far have not plucked up courage to do this at home [England]
     
    SgCatholic likes this.
  15. Light

    Light Angels

    The Lord is not happy with the reception of Him in our hands.

    I was before the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration today. At one time I closed my eyes and saw 2 men; the one in front received the Lord in his hands and immediately put the Host into the mouth of his companion.

    God Bless
     
  16. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    What do you feel this means?
     
  17. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    By the way, a silly question - how does one prevent the veil from falling off. Simply pin it to one's hair?
     
    Carmel333 likes this.
  18. Clare A

    Clare A Archangels

    SgC, you will have to attach it somehow to your hair. I bought a veil in Lourdes which is very slippery and I have given up on it. I ordered one from Cenacle (UK) and it is much better, but still slips a bit. I must admit I only wear one at a TLM.
     
  19. SgCatholic

    SgCatholic Maranatha

    Oh, so you don't use pins at all?
     
  20. Clare A

    Clare A Archangels

    It depends. I think it's helpful to have some means of attachment with you. Or if you have a very slidey mantilla, perhaps stitch in a small comb to the underside.
     
    SgCatholic likes this.

Share This Page