At the parish where I usually attend daily Mass, the church building is under refurbishment for the remainder of the month. Mass, therefore, is being celebrated in the school gym. The setup involves folding chairs with no kneelers. I would still like to kneel for the Eucharistic prayer, and feel rather disrespectul not doing so, but at Mass this morning the priest briefly said, “Remain standing,” before proceeding into the Eucharistic prayer.
As I said, I would really prefer to kneel but don’t want to be disrespectful to the priest. He is probably saying this out of deference to the ages of many of the daily Mass attendees, which looks to be sixty years and upwards. Can I still kneel? Should I?