Swine Flu Protocol

2. The handshake is to be discontinued as a means of offering the sign of peace. An appropriate alternative, e.g. a moment of silence, may be introduced.

3. Sharing one chalice by concelebrating priests and Ministers of the Eucharist is to be discontinued. A possible alternative is intinction from a separate chalice.

4. Clergy and Ministers of the Eucharist are required to wash their hands before and after distributing communion.

5. It is highly recommended that receiving communion on the tongue be replaced by reception on the hand.

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