I’m a Knight (as my signature indicates), and I am also an Usher at my Church. In addition to taking up the collection, we also hold the Paten for the Eucharist as the Eucharistic Ministers distribute it.
One thing I’ve noticed that always gets me…is that when they recieve the Eucharist, some people don’t say ‘Amen’. They usually just nod slightly or don’t even say anything at all.
If they have had proper instruction and made their Sacraments, shouldn’t they know to do this? or is it optional?
The way I learned in CCD, was to…say ‘Amen’, recieve the Eucharist, step to the side, make the Sign of the Cross, and then head back to the pew.
So why don’t other people say ‘Amen’ when recieving Eucharist?