TV-Mass With Real Communion in Ave Maria Parish, Florida

Father Cory Mayer and his fellow parish priests distribute Communion after every Mass.

On the eve of the Annunciation, Father Mayer wrote an email: "I have wonderful news! The bishop has given us permission to distribute Communion! What a wonderful gift to be able to receive our Lord again in the Eucharist! This news comes as a blessing and will begin on our very own Parish Feast Day March the 25th the Annunciation of our Lord."

Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice allowed it.

Masses are live-streamed. After that, the priest will distribute Communion in the open air in a nearby school parking lot.

The guidelines for those who wish to receive Communion are:

1. Communion will be distributed outside the front doors of the Parish Academy after the completion of the Live Streaming Mass. This will be offered at 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, and at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

2. The priest will continue distributing Communion after the Mass for 30 minutes.

3. Those wishing to receive the Eucharist during this time should park their car in the parking lot. Then they should line up along the front walkway of the Academy, at all times maintaining at least six feet of separation from the person in front of them. Markers will be placed on the sidewalk to help with this “social distancing.”

4. The usual conditions for receiving Communion apply, namely, fasting for an hour prior to receiving communion and being in a state of grace. You may also wish to recite an Act of Contrition.

Father Mayer also announced that Confession is available twice a week.
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