I went to my sister’s youngest’s 1st Holy Communion today. They held it during a regular Sunday Noon Mass. (Different Diocese from mine - so there’s not a separate 1st Communion Mass at this specific parish).
They do not have their tabernacle up on the altar area, so an EMHC (FEMALE) went to get the Ciborium from the Tabernacle that is located in a separate small adoration chapel in the back of the sanctuary, right before Communion time. Usually a permanent deacon does this, I’ve been to Mass there before and know that for a fact. and 2) I observed one of the EMHCs consuming the remaining wine after Communion (or right before Communion was over). Isn’t ONLY the PRIEST or maybe a DEACON only supposed to do this?
I am so confused…I really hope I didn’t experience abuses…but I am afraid that I did.