MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Health officials say more people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion at a Long Island church.
The Nassau County Health Department earlier this week said anyone who received communion at either the 10:30 a.m. or noon Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park on Christmas Day may have been exposed.
On Thursday they said parishioners at the 1:30 p.m. Mass that day, as well as five Masses the following day also may have been exposed. A person distributing communion is suspected of having the disease, although officials have declined to ID anyone, citing privacy concerns.
Health officials will return to the church on Friday, offering vaccines to anyone who may have been exposed.
The disease is rarely fatal and most people recover in a few weeks without any complications. "
Another reason that drinking the "cup" and shaking hands in the Vatican II sect are just plain bad for you sans doctrinal reasons! But, just to prove we Traditionalists have a sense of humor, here are: