Q. 1. Last Sunday, I was reading my Parish Bulletin. In it, it said, "Bread is the staff of life, eaten by necessity even in times of pain. Wine, on the other hand, is the mark of festivity, a pledge of joy, a sign of unity between our altar table and the banquet feast of heaven." Does that mean since I only take the Eucharist at Communion, I am deprived of all the aforementioned associated with the wine (Blood of Christ)?
A. 1. I do not agree with the statement made by James Field of the "J.S. Paluch Co.".
The teaching of the Catholic Church is that the fullness of Christ is found in every particle of the consecrated Bread (Body of Christ) and every drop of the consecrated wine (Blood of Christ) that you consume during the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Since the fullness of Christ is found in every particle of the consecrated Bread of Life (Body of Christ), you receive all the benefits that are associated with your participation in the great Banquet during the celebration of the Holy Mass. Those as yourself who only receive the Bread of Life at Communion, they also share in the great festivity, the pledge of joy, the sign of unity between the altar table and the banquet feast of heaven.
Equally, those who only take the Blood of Christ during the Sacrament of Communion, they also share in the staff of life that comes with the Sacrament.
Let no man tell you that if you only receive the Body or the Blood of Christ during the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, that you are deprived of some of the spiritual graces (benefits) that God bestows upon His children who participate in the Holy Mass. Such is a deception!