From a reader:
In my parish, some of the parishioners approach the Communion Rail at what seems to be too early a time. They go up as the second Confiteor is said by the servers, and are kneeling at the rail while the Ecce: Agnus Dei! prayer is taking place. Is this too soon, or are they on to something which I am unfamiliar with?
Maybe they just really love Jesus and can hardly wait to receive Him. Maybe they usually go to a TLM where the rubrics of the 1962MR are actually observed and the Second Confiteor is not recited. Maybe they are choristers. Maybe they just like to be first.
Friend, I wouldn’t worry about this.
Yes, it might be a little early as far as standard practice is in some places. I have seen this happen as well. Often people who are a little motion impaired will get a head start.
I don’t think we have to be too regimented about the Communion rail.