I thought of making this a poll but decided against that.
Back when it was customary to kneel at the communion rail (or now for those of you for whom this is still the norm) how many priests and/or deacons distributed communion?
When I was growing up it was customary to have two priests for smaller Masses and three or or even four at the larger Masses. At the time I believe we had the pastor and two associate priests in residence. We had another priest from the seminary (about 13 miles away) who was assigned to help on Sundays at the larger Masses. Each of them took a section along the altar rail.
In some cases I remember receiving communion as a very reverent event, but not always. For instance, some of the priests would say, “The Body of Christ” and would wait very deliberately for you to respond, “Amen” before offering the Host. :gopray: Others would practically shove the Host in your mouth and move on to the next person, almost before they had finished what they had to say and certainly before they could have heard a response.