I've been nodicing something strange that has been happening at my parish lately. At my church, we are blessed with 3 priests and a deacon. Typicly, during the main mass of the day, two priests and a deacon will be in it. The celebrent will do his role, the deacon his, yet the other priest will simply enter the sanctuary for the homily, and then leave. He will then comeback 20 minutes later to distribute communion. What is the point of this? Is this allowed by church law? One other question I have deals with the holy saturday mass. All 3 priests were serving as well as the deacon. At the start of the liturgy of the eucharist, the main celebrant literly swiched seats and alowed the concelebrent to take full control of the mass. Is this also allowed?