Reception of Holy Communion

In April, Bishop William F. Medley informed pastors at the 78 diocesan parishes that he intended to restore the option of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and Holy Communion under both the species of bread and wine. This change takes effect on the Feast of Corpus Christ, June 18-19, 2022. In his letter to pastors, Bishop Medley indicated that each individual pastor could decide whether or not to implement these changes now or in the future. 

The timing of this restoration is of significance as the Feast of Corpus Christi marks the beginning of a three-year Eucharistic Revival for the Catholic Church in the United States.

Learn more about this by reading the following article by Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, editor of The Western Kentucky Catholic, published in the May 2022 issue:

Please find some resources below from the Office of Worship to assist you in receiving the Body and Blood of Christ.

Eucharistic Revival and Reverence for the Real Presence of Jesus

Avivamiento Eucarístico & Reverencia para la Presencia Real de Jesús

Giving and Receiving Holy Communion