What is the proper posture and response when receiving Holy Communion?


#1

:)My little grandaughter recently made her First Communion. I noticed each child say Amen before receiving the host on their tongue. I was always told that to kneel is a sign of respect and that Amen is not necessary. Am I wrong or are the children being told wrong?


#2

The following links should help you better understand the Church's teaching on proper etiquette for receiving Holy Communion. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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