Saturday, September 20, 2008

"Things the seminary doesn't prepare you for", number 47

I just finished a wedding, at which a member of the bride's family, a Deacon, assisted.  At the preparation of the gifts, he filled the chalice to the very top.  The thing is, the couple opted for reception of Holy Communion under only the one species, so I had to consume what the deacon did not.

I'm a little "high on Jesus" right now, and I have our anticipated Mass in under an hour.  Should be fun.

7 comments:

A Simple Sinner said...

Lesson learned? pre=portion what is in the cruet with only a sparse amount... Can't be forced to consume what is not there!

Mark said...

Yes, the cruet trick works well!

Christopher Humphries said...

Wow! I'm sure you can do it and be great, Father.

GoodForm said...

A Priest visited our campsite on a Saturday evening (Cub Scouts), and he had too many Eucharistic hosts leftover. He had everyone come around for Communion a second time. I've never seen that before.

Kat said...

uhh did something similar when I was pressed into setting up for a daily mass once but it was only partially my fault... priest consecrated in the cruet then poured (*SHUDDER*). Needless to say I was pressed into service after Mass.

It's a good way to get invited to lunch at the rectory... being drunk on Jesus.

Tony said...

You say: "C'mere, Deacon!" :)

Padre Giovanni Trigilio said...

Happened to me at the Shrine in Hanceville. We had 100 priests of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy for our annual convocation. Mother Angelica had the nuns put out two regular size chalices and one ENORMOUS chalice (holds 1/2 bottle of wine). Instead of consuming from the one large chalice, 99.9% used the two smaller ones. I had to consume the leftover Precious Blood and the accidents of wine were still present, believe me. Looped on Jesus, I was. Fortunately, I gingerly walked down the marble steps without falling. The nuns, however, saw how flushed my face was and we all had a good chuckle after Mass in the parlor. When I first looked into the large chalice after distributing Holy Communion, my eyes bugged out almost from my skull. But I offered it up and consumed the remaining Precious Blood.