Is it possible to get sick from drinking from the Eucharistic cup?

Full Question

Is it possible to get sick from drinking from the Eucharistic cup?

Answer

Yes. The precious blood does not inoculate a cup against germs that cause illness.
Reasonable care should be taken to clean the cup between communicants. If there is an epidemic illness, it may be prudent to distribute only the host.

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6 comments

  1. Why not use small glasses? After all, there are many congregations having mass at any given time – so they’re not all drinking from the one cup anyway.
    “it may be prudent to distribute only the host” – surely not. That would not be partaking in the body and blood…

  2. Why not use small glasses? After all, there are many congregations having mass at any given time – so they’re not all drinking from the one cup anyway.
    “it may be prudent to distribute only the host” – surely not. That would not be partaking in the body and blood…

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