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Q: Please see the attached article on intinction. Is what’s being proposed really appropriate? How do you place an intincted host into another person’s hand? I don’t think this is really what Jesus meant when he said “Take this all of you and drink from it.”  I always thought an intincted host was to be placed on the tongue, not in the hand. Please address this article since it has an international reach and this may start a trend toward intinction (improperly done).

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I don’t know how the writers of that article missed this sentence from paragraph 50 of the Norms: “The communicant, including the extraordinary minister, is never allowed to self-communicate, even by means of intinction.”

Or paragraph 287 from the GIRM: “If Communion from the chalice is carried out by intinction, each communicant, holding a communion-plate under the mouth, approaches the Priest who holds a vessel with the sacred particles, with a minister standing at his side and holding the chalice. The Priest takes a host, intincts it partly in the chalice and, showing it, says, ‘The Body and Blood of Christ.’ The communicant replies, ‘Amen,’ receives the Sacrament in the mouth from the Priest, and then withdraws.”