I have a question, probably a very dumb one,but I just need to clarify something, please bear with me. During Mass, there is usually the “main” priest. For example, if there is only one priest and lay Eucharistic priests, of course the only priest present is the “main” priest.
If there are more multiple priesst celebrating Mass, it seems that one of the them is usually the “main” one, who will do perform the consecration, etc.
Well, anyways, so it seems that the priest who performs the consecration always stands in the main (center) aisle of the church and gives out Communion.
I’m pointing this out because recently during a Mass, there was only one priest (as usual) to perform the Mass and then the lay Eucharistic ministers to help give out Communion, but the priest did not stand in the middle aisle, he went off to one end of the church, (for a moment I actually thought he had left the church and I think other parishioners were a bit confused as well). And no, he did not go out give Communion to an invalid or something, I have seen priests almost at the end of Communion walk to where an invalid etc., may need it. He just at one of the far ends of the church and I have no idea why. One of the Eucharistic ministers stood in the center aisle instead of the priest.
I had never seen this happen and I’m wondering if it is wrong for the priest not to stand in the main “location” as they usually do.
It did make me reflect on other times that I have been to mass and there were more than one priest present, and I came to the conclusion that whichever priest performed the consecration, was the one that stood in the main center aisle of the church.