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The Bishops Commission for Liturgy, and our own Bishop Michael McKenna,  have issued a set of ‘Guidelines on the Reverent Reception of Holy Communion’.  These guidelines are offered to encourage sincere reverence in that special moment of sharing and receiving the Body and Blood of Christ.
The guidelines are divided into three main sections,  each offering principles and directives on how to encounter Christ with reverence, care and humility: 
1.  Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion (Special Ministers of Communion selected by the Parish Priest – other than those admitted to Holy Orders)
2.  Guidelines for Communicants (those receiving Holy Communion)
3.  A Catholic Way of Receiving Holy Communion
We ask families to read through these guidelines carefully and direct any questions or clarifications to your Parish Priest.

Reverent Reception of Holy Communion