EWTN Catholic Q&A
Transporting the Eucharist
Question from Ron on 08-25-2013:

I am a prison lay minister. What is the proper way to transport the Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle to distribution? Also, may the Blessed Sacrament be kept at home overnight?

Answer by Catholic Answers on 08-25-2013:

Ron--

First things first: Under no circumstances whatsoever may you keep the Blessed Sacrament at home overnight. Period.

The proper means of transporting the Blessed Sacrament is to place it in a pyx and carry it as directly and mindfully as possible to those to whom you are distributing it.

I must say though that if you are a prison lay minister and did not already know all of this, then you are unqualified for your position. I urge you to ask your pastor for remedial training as quickly as it can be arranged.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers


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