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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.
The inscription reads:
Take, Eat, This Is My Body
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: