is this going off the deep end or am I being a prude.
background: I attended the parish mission with my wife and children (ages 1 and 3) and the visiting priest gave a great homily on the sacredness of the eucharist etc…
My issue was this; when I went to recieve communion the deacon, procedes to make a big event/deal out of my little daughter, blesses her and smiles etc etc… (I thought for a second he was going to kiss her as well) He then decides to offer me the host sort of after the fact. I am human as we all are, but I really felt like he took away from my experience with receiving Christ. It was very distracting and I know in my heart it was out of his love that he treated my daughter that way. I just feel like there are times and places for proper emotional control and when serving as a eucharistic minister there is a proper mindset/posture so that the people receiving Christ can receive Him in a holy way.
This discussion has come up on the radio show before and I thought I heard Jimmy Akin or Karl Keating basically voice a similar opinion and that even priests should not be offering separate blessings for young children during communion.
This is not the first time this has happened to me as it seems very common among many of our extraordinary ministers/deacons and priests (included).
whats your experience and opinion?