Communion Paten – Mass Accessories – First Communion Gifts
Similar in shape to a Mass paten, the communion paten plays an important role in the Eucharistic celebration and is an integral part to the Mass collection. Communion patens are typically round in shape, with a saucer-like appearance, but include a projection handle that extends from one side. When in use, the communion paten is held under the chin of the communicant and is used to catch any particles of the Sacred Host that may fall. The piece is not blessed, but is still typically made of a precious metal such as silver or gold in the same manner as other Mass items.
Matthew F. Sheehan carries a large selection of communion patens to choose from. Our high-quality patens are designed to match our other Mass offerings, but are typically less ornate in design. The patens often have polished surfaces for easy care and cleaning, with sturdy handles and rounded edges. Communion patens are typically small in size and are just large enough to provide a catching surface for dropped particles. A depressed or bevelled center ensures the crumbs or particles remain on the paten before being cleared.
Specialty communion patens are also available. Order a keepsake paten for a first communion or a wedding. Engraved patens also make great first communion gifts and can be used during holy communions when the recipient comes forward to receive the sacrament. Once the ceremony is over, the paten can be cleaned and stored as a token of the special day.
Expand your Mass collection with a high-quality communion paten from Matthew F. Sheehan. Our patens are made by brands you know and love, and are competitively priced. Matthew F. Sheehan has been providing exceptional service to the religious community since 1908, and takes pride in offering the best selection of religious goods on the market. Our products are hand selected for their style and durability, ensuring customers are always satisfied with their selections. Order your favorite communion paten today and expand your Mass collection with this must-have item. For questions about our communion patens or for help ordering, please give us a call at 1-617-971-9800 during our normal business hours and we’ll be happy to help.