We reiterate the need for reverence and devotion that we must all have for the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
The Holy Eucharist is one gift that is unique to us in the Catholic Church and we must not allow familiarity to breed contempt or that we take for granted the generosity of Jesus who makes himself available to us in Holy Communion that we receive at Mass and adore in the Blessed Sacrament on the altar.
As the present circumstance has imposed it upon us and obliges us to receive Holy Communion on the palm of our hands, all are to ensure that we give due reverence and devotion due to Jesus all the time.
Hence, effective catechesis must be continued in order to remind the faithful of this important aspect of our faith. If, unfortunately, the sacred specie falls on the ground, the priest or extraordinary minister concerned must ensure that they show due regard and take care of the specie with expected reverence and due decorum. Priests and Church wardens are to ensure that those who receive Holy Communion consume the sacred specie immediately and before returning to their seats.
Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Ash Wednesday; the special season of Lent wherein we are called to deepen our relationship with God through prayer, fasting and almsgiving begins early next month, March 2, 2022.
With the Ash Wednesday the Church ushers all into the solemn season of Lent to experience the profound call to repentance and renewal.
- Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos.
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