I keep noticing things that have certainly changed in the mass since the 80’s. Now that I’m back at church, everyone seems to take communion in their hands. I still stick out my tongue. Communion givers must hate me, because I am literally the only one in the Church that does not receive the host in my hand. I actually had a priest pause and look at my clasped hands like I forgot something as I stood there with my tongue out.
I guess I’m an old fuddy duddy, but I don’t like touching the host. I wonder if someday the communion giver gets so flustered that he/she misses my tongue and the host flutters to the floor. Then they’ll wish the altar servers were there with the little metal plate under my chin (that also seems to have gone away with the bells that I miss)!