Today at Church, I was altar serving and when people were coming for communion, I had the paten with a Eucharistic Minister.
This guy came and received on the hand, and a medium sized crumb fell.
At this point, I just panicked! :eek:
I knew if the Host feel on the ground, you were suppose to consume it. However, I picked it up and placed in on the paten, because, Like I said, I panicked.
Of course, after communion was finished, I gave the paten to the priest and he put it in the chalice and consumed it himself.
Did I do something wrong or disrespectful? I know this is a little bit scrupulous, but just making sure I didn’t do anything liturgically wrong.