I was driving home from work not long ago listening to catholic answers live (per usual) and they were discussing extraordinary ministers who lay hands on kids not receiving communion who come up with parents who are. Also same with some who come up with arms crossed. I didn't catch the whole segment but what came across is that this can be perceived as a public blessing and only a priest should/can confer such a blessing. (Then I also just read the above sticky that says EM's should not do this)
What immediately came to mind after hearing this was that the EM's at my parish routinely do this? In fact since hearing this I couldn't help notice that this does in fact happen quite a bit. Now before you think I'm some kind of watch dog type I'm not and I try to maintain reverence before and after communion but one can't help notice what one notices.
My question is this: is this something our pastor should be made aware of? I've never ever brought anything like this up but am in a bit of a quandry as to whether I should or not? I don't like to make waves or cause trouble but I also believe that if something is out of line during the sacrifice of the mass then all would benefit from it being corrected. Can someone offer some friendly advice here?