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a person entitled to receive Communion

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Special Masses will be held at the church every day this week, starting today, with one for new communicants.
It allows communicants to "eat of the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood.
The dropout or subculture mentality of each film is fueled by hedonism or an obsessive craving that destroys its communicants and jeopardizes their very identities.
This brief book of under 100 pages could provide an excellent discussion guide for small groups or a communicants class.
As the communicants came down the side aisle, I caught sight of Jacques d'Amboise, still oddly boyish at 66.
An overwhelming number of the communicants in the Reformed church in 1686 were Dutch, and a majority of the Dutch population of New York City was affiliated with the church.
This capability is now essential since the emergence of viruses such as BubbleBoy, which can infect Outlook users and their communicants when they open, or simply preview, an infected email.
Our research shows communicants are saving two thirds of the money, which is less than last year, when three quarters were saved.
14) reports on Word and Communion services in Dutch churches held without priests, wherein lay folk carry pre-consecrated hosts from the tabernacle and distribute them to communicants.
In this book, without hiding names, Neuhaus shows what he thinks of some changes in the Church which were fostered following the close of the Second Vatican Council in 1965: church music changing from Gregorian Chant into less worthy forms of praise; the language of the Mass being demeaned into "banality and sentimentality" in the English vernacular; the neglect of the Sacrament of Confession; the unheard-of practice of everyone at Mass receiving Holy Communion even though many communicants do not know or accept St.
But Susan Ridgely Bales wanted to know what this quintessential Catholic transition meant to actual 7- and 8-year-old First Communicants.
THE CONGREGATION is small There are about 42 communicants, and between 15 and 20 show up on any given Sunday night for Eucharist.
Overall, the number of Christmas worshippers remained static during the last three years as the number of communicants in 2001 was slightly greater than in 1999.