What is a communion cup? As a Catholic you probably think of the chalice at communion. At one time we had extraordinary ministers help with communion, especially with the distribution of the Precious Blood. In our diocese we have not been given permission to bring back the Precious Blood in a common cup for all people. Still, remember, the consecrated host you are receiving is the fullness of Christ, body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord.
But there are other definitions of the Communion Cup. When we say we partake of the Communion Cup we mean we come together as a family of faith, one faith. We have the same beliefs. We come together in love to support one another. We are a people of forgiveness and mercy. A people striving to love God and neighbor. In this way, although we don’t physically receive the cup, we do spiritually.
Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. He also initiated the priesthood through the washing of the feet of the Apostles. Spend some time thanking the Lord for the wonderful gifts He has given you. Share your cup of blessings with others generously.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen