(AoftheANews) MUSKEGON – Mass-goers at Our Lady of Good Housekeeping in downtown Muskegon were treated with unexpected Christmas gifts this year – the option to receive specially-flavored hosts during Holy Communion during all Christmas masses.
“The Liturgy & Marketing Committee had wanted to do this last Christmas,” Fr Cole Loughn, pastor of OLGH told AoftheA News, “but we couldn’t get the flavor infusions just right. So we held off until this year.”
In October 2015, OLGH parish introduced pumpkin-spice flavored hosts. For the Christmas season, they’ve created three new varieties: Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Sugar Cookie. Hosts are also available in Original Flavor for those people who prefer a more traditional communion experience.
“The Autumn hosts were so successful, we knew we had to do this for the Christmas season as well,” Fr Loughn explained. “It’s just our way of spreading a little extra Christmas cheer, especially since we see an increase in Mass attendance this time of year. We wanted to seem inviting and hospitable to newcomers and visitors.”
Early reports from nearby parishes indicate that attendance figures at their Christmas Day Masses were at an all-time low.
OLGH is expected to offer the special hosts until the Feast of the Epiphany.
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