DISTRIBUTION OF HOLY COMMUNION AT MASS
Receiving Holy Communion in the hand no longer requires extra hand sanitizing on the part of the Communicant. However, the priest and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should continue to sanitize their hands prior to distributing Communion.
Receiving Holy Communion on the tongue may resume; however, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must have hand sanitizer nearby and use it immediately in the event of contact with saliva (which is good practice in all circumstances).
Distributing/receiving Holy Communion from the cup remains suspended at this time; concelebrants should proceed with the practice of intinction. The archdiocese will communicate once sharing of the cup may resume.
When receiving Holy Communion:
As the communicant approaches the priest or extraordinary minister, he/she receives the Host in the hand.
The communicant steps six feet to the side, removes the strap from one ear of the mask or face covering, letting it hang from the other ear, uncovering the mouth, and consumes the Host.
The communicant replaces the mask over the mouth and nose and returns to his/her seat.
Bringing Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Ministers must be fully vaccinated (for the protection for the homebound who would in most cases be considered vulnerable).
Communion Services in assisted living homes, senior residents, etc. must follow the protocols of the establishment.