Holy Ghost Church – Tiverton, Rhode Island

316 Judson Street
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

Ad Orientem

All Masses at Holy Ghost are offered “ad orientem” (toward the east). The priest is not, as many people misconstrue, offering Mass with his back toward the people. But he is, with the people, facing the living God. The sun rising in the east is symbolic of the Risen Christ, who will come back to us as He left. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI, “We go to Christ, who is coming to us.”

Altar Rail

Beginning on the First Sunday of Lent, we began using the Altar Rail for distribution of Holy Communion at all Masses. This allows those who choose to receive Holy Communion kneeling without the fear of tripping others and not being able to stand without help.