Are extraordinary ministers supposed to be giving blessings to children (and some adults not having received the Sacrament of Holy Communion) during Communion?
I’ve read somewhere else (I cannot remember where now, or I’d quote it here) where they should not being doing that. I am confused. Our priest changes sides quite regularly, as to where he stands during Communion, which leaves us sometimes on the side where an extraordinary minister is at. Then I feel we are causing problems when I have my children go hop in line over where the priest is. I don’t have a problem if it is a Deacon distributing the Eucharist, as he has received the Sacrament of Holy Orders and can give blessings. I just really don’t feel comfortable with the Extraordinary Ministers doing it (and not sure they are supposed to be). There are many times they just stare at my children, like they don’t know what to do anyway, which I feel really has my children losing out on something special.
Okay, I’ve rambled on too much now. Please help me out in this!