Hi all! We were vacationing in a rural part of Canada last weekend, and missed the Catholic mass. The only Catholic mass on the penninsula was a 4 pm Saturday mass housed in a different denomination’s church. (There aren’t very many Catholics on this penninsula, if you can’t tell! )
Anyway, so we went to an Anglican mass instead, which was nice. It was so similiar to the Catholic masses I’m used to that I almost didn’t need to follow along in the misselette as I knew most of the prayers & order of the mass! I was shocked.
I have two questions.
I took communion there, as did my 8 year old son, as they stated that all people of faith are welcome to do so. By Anglican rules, was he too young to do so? The pastor looked at me strangely when I brought him forward and asked me if he was able to take communion. I said yes, because he made his first communion, but I wonder if I did something wrong in their church.
Secondly, what is the difference between Anglicans and Catholics? Are Anglicans part of the Catholic Church? Or are they completely seperate? If they are seperate, what are their differences?