Christ in the Tabernacle
The main reason we reserve the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle is to be able to bring the Eucharist to those who cannot get to church. The Eucharistic presence of Christ in the tabernacle also creates a very special place of prayer. During the week, you can pray at the tabernacle. However, the main church doors are locked, and you need to enter through the parish office. During COVID, we ask that if you are praying in the Eucharistic chapel, keep six feet distance from others and always wear a mask. It is how we keep one another safe. So that we know who is taking the Eucharist to whom, we implemented new procedures. The Eucharist for the homebound is never given during the communion procession at Mass. The one taking Communion to the sick should approach the Sacristan after Mass, so that the names of the minsters to the sick and the ill person/people are recorded. We need to know who the Eucharist is being taken to and by whom. There is a log book to record this information. The tabernacle should always be kept locked and secured. If getting the Eucharist after Mass, the Sacristan has the key. If taking the Eucharist to the sick during the week, the key is at the front desk of the parish office. If you need Holy Communion brought to you, or if you are interested in participating in this important ministry of bringing the Eucharist to the sick and homebound, please call Laurie Moloney of our parish staff at 253-639-0701 x111.