Chalices & Patens

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A chalice (from Latin calix, cup, borrowed from Greek kalyx, shell, husk) is a goblet or footed cup intended to hold a drink. The chalice is intended for quaffing (drinking from) or intinction (dipping the Host into the consecrated wine) during Holy Communion.

A paten, or diskos, is a small plate used to hold Eucharistic bread which is to be consecrated. It is generally used during the service itself, while the reserved hosts are stored in a host box on the
Credence Table and in the Tabernacle.


1961 Silver Chalice & Paten   Large stoneware Chalice & Paten, handmade by Father Cheney (2008), with the guidance of Paula Stephenson   Medium stoneware Chalice & two Patens handmade by Father Cheney (2008) with the guidance of Paula Stephenson

 Large stoneware Chalice & Paten
 Blue stoneware Chalice & two Patens from the Portable Eucharistic Set (discussed below)

Small stoneware Chalice & Paten with crosses


1961 Paten.

The inscription reads: 

Take, Eat, This Is My Body

1961 Small silver Paten

Portable Eucharistic Set

Holy Cross has a Portable Eucharistic Set which is used during hospital visits, and other situations which require communion be provided away from the Sanctuary. This Portable Eucharistic Set, and its contents is shown below:

The contents of the Portable Eucharistic Set include a paten, chalice, host box (stored under the paten), a small bottle of wine, a cruet for holy water, a cruet for holy oil, a white purificator and two stoles (green and purple).