Can Catholics attend a Passover meal?




Full Question

as a catholic am I allowed to attend a Passover meal?

Answer

The Passover Sedar belongs to the Jewish people.  It is their feast and celebration.  However, since Christianity is rooted in Judaism and the Eucharist has its beginning in a Passover meal it can be of benefit for a Catholic to accept an invitation to a Passover meal and learn more about the faith which Jesus lived on earth.  However, the USCCB reminds Catholics to always be respectful of the role of the Passover Sedar within Judaism.

By Fr. Charles Grondin





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