After distributing communion

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  After distributing communion, a priest I know goes to the altar, puts all the hosts in one ciborium, raises that vessel toward the people inviting their adoration, and then puts it away in the tabernacle. Is that the correct thing to do?


A:  There’s no provision in the rubrics for inviting the adoration of the people in this way after communion. The moment of adoration in the Mass comes during the consecration when the priest shows the host and chalice to the people. After communion, the rubrics call for no ceremony in putting the remaining hosts back in the tabernacle. The climax of the Mass is communion, not reposition.