Hi, I am looking for a guide on how to conduct a Communion Service. The reason why I am asking is that our parish priest is on vacation for the rest of the month. Our new deacons are handling the Communion Service during the weekday, but one of them asked me if I was willing to conduct one if for some reason they are not able to, since I am an altar server.
I also had a question in relation to the Communion Service. A Communion Service was given by one of the parishoners today, and I have found it awkward that he would say, “The Lord be with you” and have the faithful reply “And with your Spirit” to a lay person. It is to my understanding, which may be incorrect by the way, that this is an acknowledgement that the presider, being deacon; priest or bishop; are presiding In Persona Christi, because of their ordination…right? So, this should not be said by a lay person?