In November, Bishop Malesic lifted the ban for using communion chalices due to pandemic-related protocols. After consulting with our Liturgy Commission, Parish Council and staff members, we will be reinstating the use of the chalices commencing with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on April 6. We will then anticipate the distribution of Holy Communion under both species (Eucharistic bread and wine) for those who wish to receive the Sacred Host and Precious Blood, provided that there is a sufficient number Eucharistic Ministers available for the chalices at each weekend Mass. Beginning this weekend, we will be placing “straw poll ballots” at the church entrances asking parishioners to indicate their inclination toward receiving from the Communion chalice. The poll is only intended to help us prepare for the proper quantity of wine needed for each weekend liturgy. Your choice is not personally binding as you may change your mind at any time.