There’s a couple who sit behind us every week at Mass. We know them by sight because their son is in my son’s class. They are very involved with the parish school and their sons are altar boys.
Every Sunday, their children go up to receive Communion but they do not. I’m heartbroken to think that they may be deprived unnecessarily of the Eucharist. Perhaps they have some problem that could be solved, such as an irregular marriage that could be regularized, or perhaps it’s a misunderstanding of some kind.
Our parish is very small, so I think it’s unlikely that the pastor hasn’t noticed that they refrain from Communion (they always sit in the second row). Should I assume that the problem has been addressed? Or should I mention it to the pastor? Or should I mention it to them? Thanks.