Yesterday after Mass, I asked our priest if things had changed since I was little (about 50 years ago). When I was brought up in the Catholic Church, we were taught to stand whenever the priest stands, and to bow when the priest passes you when he enters the Church before Mass and when he leaves the Church after Mass.
The priest looked at me funny, like he never heard such a thing. He asked me to give an example. I said, well, for instance, when you stand to say the final prayer, no one stands when you stand, not even the altar servers…we only stand when you say “let us pray”.
The priest said that sometimes he stands for other reasons, so it may not be correct to stand whenever he stands.
I thought that he missed the point, but I wasn’t going to argue with him.
Does anyone else remember being taught to stand whenever a priest stands, and bowing for the procession in and the procession leaving?