Here is what I do (or think I should be doing). I walk up to the priest or the layman who is distributing the Eucharist. After he/she proclaims “The body of Christ” I respond with an “amen” as I bow my head and raise my cupped hands so that he/she may place the Eucharist there. I place the bread in my mouth and begin to chew. As I chew, I step to the side, do a sign-of-the-cross, and walk back to my seat. I then pray (if time permits) three of the Lord’s Prayers, three Hail Mary’s, and 3 Glory Be’s.
First of all, is the procedure I described here something that I should continue doing? If not, then what is the proper procedure. By the way, I am of the Roman Rite. I thank you all in advance.