I don't know about you, but this Wuhan virus has really disrupted my Church life. Before the virus, my wife and I were daily communicants. But, since the shelter in place orders, we haven't had communion. Thank God we have a parish nearby which affords us Confession. And I've heard that in other places, zealous priests are offering the other Sacraments and yet maintaining safe distance, such as those doing drive-in Confession. Thank God that so many parishes are live streaming the daily Mass and the Liturgy of the hours.
However, the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Faith and I know that many are hungering for the Eucharist. Not only that, but even after these rules are relaxed, there's no absolute assurance that another virus won't come down the pike in another year. The Wuhan virus is already mutating, if the news is to be believed.
So, its time for the Sensus Fidelis to make our voice heard and write to the Bishops and the Pope requesting that they set up a body, similar to what President Trump has done, to discuss how the Sacraments and the Mass will be provided to the faithful during times of emergency, such as this.
Is it possible that devout fathers of households might be deputized to confect the Eucharist in their homes and for their families? I know, I would volunteer for that task in my family.
or, could confected Hosts be distributed to those same fathers or to members of households, so that they might distribute them to their loved ones?
There are solutions out there. It's time for us to brainstorm and find ways of making certain that the Sacraments are provided to the faithful.
What do you think?