Q. 1. When receiving Holy Communion, are the faithful allowed, one at a time, to pick up the chalice from the altar?
A. 1. The faithful are not allowed to 'self communicate' by picking up the chalice from the altar. In accordance with the Church teachings, the faithfuil must receive the chalice from the hands of the priest or the Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister. (H.L.S. [Hoc Loco Situs] # 47)