Precious Blood and Sign of Peace

Dec 3, 2015

The Sign of Peace and Precious Blood are optional parts of holy Mass. The Sign of Peace is a fraternal gesture of communion before we participate in sacramental Communion. The Precious Blood is a sign of the heavenly banquet, which consists of food and drink. It is also a sign of the new covenant and the precious instrument of our salvation. As valuable as these options are, it is important to remember that they are options and not essential parts of the Mass. As a reminder of this, and in keeping with the flu season,we are suspending these two options from Advent until Easter.