Have you ever been distracted by the number of people who swarm the sanctuary at Communion time?
Have you ever wanted a little more time in the context of Holy Mass simply to pray?
While we know that sometimes Mass schedules can be a little tight, this comes from a reader:
I attend the EF every Sunday, and took the opportunity of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to attend today, which was well attended (around 200 people). Every Sunday, there is a Deacon or other Priest to help with the distribution of Communion.
However today, there was just the Priest celebrating to distribute communion.
Oh what a bleak and grim experience it was to have to wait 20 minutes after receiving communion. All that was left to do was to sit in silent prayer, before our Lord present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I mean, can you imagine, being forced to contemplate the Divine, after receiving him into yourself, in a beautiful sacred space. I can’t believe I had to stop and pray, in a church no less! Don’t they know I don’t have 20 minutes to give reverence to the Most Holy Trinity. It was just awful.
Thank goodness my local Novus Ordo parish has (no joke) 20 EMHC’s, guaranteeing I never have to sit silently, in prayer and contemplation for any more than 3 min.
Food for thought.