Something happened on the altar recently that just did not seem right. As I have said before, I am an EMHC at a church that is desperately trying to conform (but admittedly has a ways to go).
Sunday, after communicating himself and the others on the altar, the priest began distributing the cups and patens for the distributing of communion. He erred and gave a “cup person” a paten and when the priest moved on, the two EMHC’s switched species.
This did not feel right to me. everyone is trained for both species I feel the two should have taken their positions and distributed communion. To me, there does not seem to be much difference between what the EMHC did and self communicating.
Am I overreacting?