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Iuvenalis Wrote:Please don't sit on the altar. Just because the ask or tell you to, doesn't mean you have to do it.

I converted in a mega-liberal parish as well, but always knew I would return to my 'home' parish where I came to His Church in the first place (which for various reasons didn't have an RCIA, long story) immediately after the sacraments.

So, I went, but I didn't do everything they asked. I wouldn't sit on the altar, I wouldn't chit-chat in front of the Eucharist when they wanted to have a 'chat' in the Church, and I was obstinate about it. I'd stand politely where I could observe reverently and not turn my back and idly chat, or crossing in front without a profound bow etc. I wouldn't do centering prayers, but I just sat quietly while they did, I didn't raise a ruckus. I took 1st Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue even though the nun that ran RCIA ommitted the possibility of doing so, and insisted that 'we don't do it that way anymore' when I asked (in my Diocese both postures are allowed, so I knew I was allowed to), I didn't argue, I just did it that way when it came time for my 1st communion. The priest was caught a tad offguard, but that's because the pastor decided (it seemed) at the 11th hour that he wanted to give the 1st communion to the 'candidates' and catechumens, after I'd already run it by the associate pastor (who was supposed to be the priest doing it, again, until the 11th hour for some reason). So, I wasn't trying to catch anyone offguard, I talked to the associate, he said 'not a problem at all' and the pastor ended up being the one handling it-- uh oh!

Anyway, you don't *have* to do any of the nonsense if it's nonsense. Don't get indignant, just stand your ground if it's pretty wrong. The lack of reverence around the Blessed Sacrament I just couldn't abide by for example, and there was no way I was going to 'hang out' and giggle and chat in front of Our Lord.

Maybe I should start standing my ground like you did? People do try to talk to me all the time during Mass, and I do ignore them. I think I'm going to say "men" extra loudly during the Nicene Creed, not to be disrespectful, but to maybe show my displeasure with their omission.
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