Bishop Konzen, the Administrator for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, has sent this instruction to all the parishes:
“Given the ongoing concern over COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, we have decided to suspend distribution of the Precious Blood for the time being. We feel we would eventually have to take this action and hope that taking it early will allay any fears people have now and demonstrate our concern for the health and safety of our congregations.”
St. Mary Magdalene has implemented this directive effective March 2, 2020.
Be assured that Christ is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, completely within either species (the Host or the Precious Blood) or even a tiny particle of the same. We have low-gluten hosts which we consecrate for those with wheat allergies, but if you have a serious allergy, such as celiac disease, which prevents you from consuming any gluten at all, we can make arrangements for you. In either case, please speak to the sacristan after Mass so we can make preparations for you.