Auxiliary Bishop Neil E. Tiedemann, right, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Deacon Ernie Hart elevate the Eucharist during a Mass of thanksgiving in celebration of Black History Month Feb. 17, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Auxiliary Bishop Neil E. Tiedemann, right, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Deacon Ernie Hart elevate the Eucharist during a Mass of thanksgiving in celebration of Black History Month Feb. 17, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Regarding “Sacristans: Holding the key to the tabernacle,” Feb. 1, Page 24:

An item in this article mentioned replacing altar linen that had been stained by “consecrated wine.” It may look like a wine stain and react like one, but it is not a wine stain. This is the blood of Jesus, regardless of appearance.

We need to remember and believe that altar bread and wine, once consecrated, has undergone a complete transformation into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of our Lord God, Jesus Christ.

Bill Manderfeld

Tualatin