Holy Ghost featured in National Catholic Register

Altar Rail Puts Communicants on Right Track

Priests and parishioners explain the value of kneeling when receiving Communion.
by Joseph Pronchen

In many parishes, a once-standard sanctuary staple is making a comeback: the altar rail.

“Having an altar rail has really brought back a sense of reverence,” said Laurie Biszko, a parishioner at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Receiving Communion this way, she said, “You have a chance to focus, make an act of contrition, make an offering, and think about what’s going on. It contributes to making this a much more holy occasion.”

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