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A Eucharistic Minister at a Woodside Church Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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March 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A Eucharistic minister who distributed the Holy Communion at a Catholic church in Woodside has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The minister last handed out the Eucharist to congregants of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, located at 31-30 61st St., on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. He last attended mass on Saturday, Feb. 29, the Diocese of Brooklyn said.

Anyone who attended mass on those days should contact their doctor if they exhibit any Coronavirus symptoms, like fever or cough.

As a result of the positive case, the church is undergoing a deep cleaning and sanitization, following the guidelines issued by the CDC.

The Diocese of Brooklyn canceled all mass ceremonies on Monday, until further notice. However, churches remain open for private prayer.

Six cases of coronavirus are also tied to a Catholic church in East Elmhurst, the diocese said.

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Julett Clare Broadnax

Thanking God for Bishops with enough wisdom to forego masses during this pandemic. Online masses can provide the liturgy and we can receive graces through spiritual communion. God is always present to those who seek him.

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Neil Collins

Drink water warm and daily squeeze lemon & raw honey mix warm water builds immune.

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Eileen weisd

My aunt, who is at Queens Blvd. Extended Care receives communion from a Eucharistic minister. Is this church the one who provides this service?

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