Living as Sacramental, Eucharistic People amid COVID-19

Bishop Bascom has written to all clergy of the diocese with her thoughts about how the physical distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus presents the church, with the Eucharist at the heart of its worship, “with unique practical, theological, liturgical and ethical realities.”

She also provides guidance for worship and sacraments in the months ahead, including how to practice spiritual communion.

She notes, “The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ has been used historically to describe the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ.” She also describes how a spiritual communion service should be celebrated within the diocese.

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