Homeless Man Attends Mass, Lay Minister Refuses To Give Him ‘Ostya’ During Holy Communion
A certain lay minister allegedly refused to give “Ostya” (Thin Wafer) to a homeless man during a Holy Communion at a church in Malabon.
Holy Communion or Lord’s Supper is a Christian rite implemented in most churches as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ in remembrance of his sacrifice.
The Eucharist is composed of sacramental bread and wine distributed to the congregation consuming the elements.
The elements are given to the members of the congregation attending the Church service who are willing to accept Eucharist.
Recently, a netizen named Gani Triste shared how a homeless man attended a church service and kindly fall in line to receive an “Ostya” or known as the sacramental bread.
Unfortunately, the lay minister allegedly neglected the poor man and refused to give him an “Ostya” to during the Holy Communion.
Triste and family members reported the incident to the ushers and priest in the Church but allegedly make fun of it saying that they would give him two pieces of Ostya next time.
“Naku parang naging joke pa sa kanya (pari) ‘yung incident, ‘Di namin gusto ‘yung narinig namin sa kanya,” Triste said.
The incident allegedly happened at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Tugatog, Malabon, according to the concerned netizen.
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