Our parish priest is fairly new to our parish. Lately, when kids come up for a blessing in the Communion line with their families he hands chocolates out to them. (These are kids who have not yet had their First Communion.) Rather than having an altar server hold a paten to avoid dropping the Holy Eucharist, he has one holding a bowl of chocolates next to him
I haven’t yet talked to him about why he chooses to do this, but I plan to. I also plan to tell him not to offer my kids candy anymore during communion. (They have treats available for the kids in the sacristy after every Mass already) I really feel that what he is doing downplays the sanctity of the Holy Eucharist and is just going to lead to kids who are disappointed to be receiving the Body of Christ one day instead of a treat.
Are there any church documents or catechism excerpts that clearly show that what he’s doing is wrong that I can bring along to show him?