By Fr Joe Babendreier
Many years ago when I was working as a priest in New York City, I had to help the parish priest prepare a confirmation ceremony. I was new to the parish.
We were expecting a large crowd of parents. I told the sacristan: “We need an extra ciborium full of hosts. Please, get it ready, and put it on the table with the offertory gifts.”
A ciborium is the sacred vessel where we put the hosts.