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James Myers wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am not an official Catholic although I suspect I attend Mass a lot more frequently than most.

  • Is it permissible for a non-Catholic to bring forward the gifts from the rear of the church to the officiating priest in the prelude to a communion or would this invalidate the Body or Blood?

James Myers

  { Could a non-Catholic bring forward the gifts for the Mass without invalidating the Eucharist? }

Bob replied:


It is possible and happens frequently at funerals and memorial Masses where loved ones and family of the deceased, who are not Catholic, play a part in the celebration.


Bob Kirby

Mike replied:

Hi, James —

Bringing the gifts to the altar would never invalidate the Eucharist.


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