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The flu at church

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -The flu is making its way into our homes, into our workplaces, just about everywhere to make us sick.

That could include your church.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website says that efforts to try to prevent the spread of flu are made on a diocesan level.

Here in Cenla, Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral is taking precautions to keep the congregation from catching the flu.

"We encourage all of our priests, our deacons and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion for example to wash their hands before they distribute holy communion and we also encourage our parishioners to refrain from receiving the chalice if they are ill," said Father James Ferguson.

In some Cenla parishes, hand sanitizer is used before the distribution of the Eucharist.

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