What is the correct etiquette at mass for a non-catholic (protestant) during communion? I do understand that they are not supposed to accept communion, but are they supposed to remain in the pew or approach the altar for a blessing?
People who are not receiving Holy Communion should remain in the pew. I know that many go up for a blessing. But this is not actually prescribed. It’s just that when they do go up, the priest feels obliged to respond with a blessing.
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.