Communion for the homebound

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: I am an Eucharistic Minister and often visit homebound as do many others.  I had someone tell me that a priest told  him that one should not take Communion to your wife if she is homebound. I know of many who do. The reason given was that when married man and woman become one, and you cannot give Communion to yourself.  I had never heard of this interpretation. Is it true or was it once the case?

God Bless  and Thank You,


A: There is absolutely no foundation for such a rule.

Anyone eligible to receive communion may receive it from any eligible minister.