My pastor is elderly and I’m worried that distributing Communion may put him in danger. What can be done? In such cases, a different priest, a deacon, or an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion may distribute Communion. Related articles My fellow parishioners tend to congregate after Mass. Is this not a cause for concern? I prefer to receive Communion on tongue. How can this be accomplished while ensuring the health and well-being of all? Can a priest hear confession over the phone? Is Anointing of the Sick available, especially those in hospitals? Who should I call? What about distribution of Holy Communion? How will we minimize the risk to clergy and communicants?