At my local parish there are 10 extraordinary ministers scheduled for each Sunday Mass (although the size of the congregation calls for only 2 or 3 max).
Regardless, of the 10, typically 9 of them will be women. Of the 9, 3 or 4 will invariably be dressed like streetwalkers during the summer months. Short miniskirts, hot pants (are they still called that?), skin-tight sleeveless tops with low necklines, massive hoop earrings, etc. I’m not making this up.
As a man, I find these women incredibly distracting. Although I find their lack of tact and class repulsive, at the same time my weak side can’t help but sneak glances at them when I should be focussing on the Christ whom I’m about to receive. Lately I’ve been using only the priest’s communion line for the host, but that only helps so much. I don’t bother to receive the precious blood.
I have prayed over this and yes, I did write the pastor (he never replied). I don’t think it bothers him at all since this has been the norm for years.
What’s a man to do except find another parish? (Please don’t suggest that I talk to these women.)