The Right Way to Receive the Precious Blood of Jesus at Holy Mass

We believe as Catholics that at every Mass the simple bread and wine are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus.

But do we need to receive both species, namely the Eucharist and the Precious Blood in order to receive ALL of Jesus?

Today Fr. Mike explains the practice of intinction, dipping the Holy Eucharist into the chalice of the Precious Blood and when it’s a bad idea and when it may be appropriate.

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.


  1. Thank you Fr Mike for bringing us your podcasts BIAY & CIAY. I have wanted to read the Bible for years but always felt intimidated to begin. I am learning so much. May God protect you and continue to Bless You.

  2. Who writes this stuff? The Precious Blood is the Eucharist – Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, as is the Precious Body. “dipping the Eucharist into the [Eucharist]”. The Eucharist is not a species of itself, the consecrated bread and the consecrated wine are the species of the Eucharist, and although we refer to them separately as the Body and Blood of Christ, they are each Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Christ.

  3. I mean for everyone

  4. If the priest did the intincturing and a patten was used would that be ok then?

  5. For medical and religious reasons I did not take the COVID 19 vaccination I have felt it is unsafe to take the cup during the Holy Eucharist. Is this frowned upon? How can I honor the taking of cup without actually drinking from it? I would take it if I was the only person drinking from it. But that is not the case.

  6. Fr Mike’s Love for the Triune God is profound. When he is sharing it’s as if he is talking only to the one viewing it. My heart is moved at every consecration, his love for the Body and Blood is so evident.


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