So, I guess this is where this belongs.
I am just wondering if anyone else is noticing this. It seems more and more people are up and around the altar and the priest has less and less to do during mass. Many of the churches near me now have deacons and I think that is a very good thing but when you include lectors and extraordinary ministers and more the priest has less and less to do at mass and is sitting down more and more… I believe they are praying during this time but it appears as if they are appearing as though they are not too joyful over this. I don’t mean angry or sad but, maybe feeling the desire to be the one up there fullfilling this job.
I think our priests are great and are doing a wonderful job. I know how things get out of hand on this forum and posts get misunderstood, so I want to make sure people realize I am not putting down the priests or anyone else, and I am Catholic and loving it, I just wonder why priests are doing less and less at the altar and what impact it is having on the priest and those thinking of becoming a priest and has anyone else noticed this.