Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel Gallery
In Holy Communion we receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. At Immaculate Heart, Holy Communion is received only on the tongue, never in the hand.
This great Sacrament is a sign of union, not just with Christ, but with the Church: the Mystical Body of Christ. Therefore, Holy Communion is given only to baptized Catholics who are in the state of grace (having previously confessed all mortal sins in the Sacrament of Penance) and have been fasting (3 hours from food and alcohol, 1 hour from liquids other than water, which may be taken at any time).
Non-Catholics (this includes those who adhere to the condemned doctrines of the excommunicated Fr. Leonard Feeney, who denied the Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire) are asked to refrain from receiving the Sacraments.