PHOENIX - There's a big change for Sunday service at Catholic churches in Phoenix.
Wine will no longer be used for communion.
Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmstead announced this week the change is in response to new instructions sent out nationwide.
But no other diocese in the country appears to be following suit.
The change is based on the church's new translation of the mass.
"Some people experience it as a restricting but what it really is is a unifying of the practice of the reception of Holy Communion around the whole world," said Father John Muir of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.
Wine will still be used on special holy days like Easter and Christmas.
Wording used during mass is also changing. That's expected in late November.
How do you feel about the change? Do you believe the tradition of serving wine should remain? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
We got these responses from the same question posted on ABC15's Facebook page :
Marge Miller: it's perfectly o.k. I don't know why people are so upset by this decision.
Maria Paro: There should be wine
Scottie Stone-Jervis: Who cares State needs to stay out of church And church needs to stay out of church!
Karen Kattau: They are taking away one of the most precious parts of the mass.
John Shelby Williams: stay with tradition.
Eric Resnick: Don't care one drop
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