I attend a Catholic university. At the daily mass the other day, the priest, before beginning the Eucharistic prayer, invited those in attendance to “gather around the altar”. A few did, I and a few others remained sitting. Keep in mind, those who went up the altar were not instituted acolytes or serve any liturgical function. Post-communion, the chalice and paten were left at the lavabo table, and the priest did not purify the vessels after.
The celebrant was a foreign (Indian) Jesuit, not the head of the campus ministry office.
First, is this an abuse?
Second, how should I address it?