Catechesis on the Altar Rail

March 2019

Mar 24

The Altar Rail, Part 2

The Altar Rail, Part 2 Continuing our consideration of the communion rail, let us recall Bartimaeus, the blind beggar outside of Jericho (Luke 18:35-43). As soon as he hears that Jesus is passing by, he cries out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stops and ministers to him; immediately healed, Bartimaeus followed...
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Mar 17

The Altar Rail, Part 1

The Altar Rail, Part 1 As you approach the sanctuary for Communion, you will see that there is the option provided for kneeling as you receive Holy Communion. While Catholics in the United States have the option of standing to receive Communion, we also want to provide for those who choose to receive Communion according to the universal norm....
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