Ok I've read a few things here about communion services but I still have a lot of questions especially since I just attended one.
Here's what, specifically, I had questions about:
1) There was no announcement that what I thought was going to be a daily mass, had been changed to a communion service.
2) The "Head of pastoral ministry" - a woman - was leading it
3) She was dressed in an Alb
4) She lead us in - basically - a full Liturgy of the Word, including Gospel (I thought only ordained could read the Gospel in an official service)
5) A Lay person from the audience said the "homily" (also female)
6) The 'leader' - for lack of a better phrase - sat in the deacons chair by the alter
7) She lead us in the Our Father and took up a possition behind the alter with the outstreatched hand possition the priest usually does
8) She elevated the host and said "This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world....." again from behind the alter
9) She blessed us in "the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" at the end - my understanding is only Priests are suposed to bless in an official service; hence the no blessings by Extraordinary Ministers....
10) I was very uncomfortable about the whole thing and I know the Lay have a "sence of the Faith" hence why I'm taking it here.
Was any of what I've listed wrong or right? How bad of infractions were they - if any? What should I do about it, if anything?
Thank you and God Bless :signofcross: