@AmandaShea8: Communion….this is non-related, but will probably make you laugh.
I was invited to a Catholic wedding with the full mass once, and while I may be worldy, I am not godly, and being raised in a house of intellectuals, I was encouraged to find the faith, if any, that worked for me. I was drawn to the teaching of Buddha and never looked back, so I hadn’t even been to a baptism, and all the other weddings I had attended weren’t terribly religious aside from taking place in a church…
So you can imagine how bizarre and confused I was to find myself in the middle of a Catholic Church, during a mass, in latin of all things…..and it just.kept.going….stand up, sit down, kneel, turn around, sing a song and watch the bride and groom walk in a circle…CRAZY!
So then….its time for communion…I have no idea what this is by the way, everyone is lining up, they’ve got this stuff up there, he’s tossing it in people’s mouths….they walk out the side, come down the back….I am flummoxed…
I ask my Dad, “What the hell is this?”
Him: “It’s snack time”
Me: “Rock on!”
Him: “We don’t qualify for snack…”
Me: “We don’t?”
Me: “Are we almost done? Are they married yet?”
Him: “Almost, but then we gotta sit through the rest of the ceremony.”
Me: “How long is that?”
Him: “Another hour at least.”
Me: “Holy shit…”
Him: “My thoughts exactly.”
Either way….it was the longest wedding I’ve ever been to, and when the bride and groom took another three hours just to get to the venue, we left, because I was starving to death….
So…if you want to take communion, I say go for it, it can’t be any weirder than anything else someone might do during the song.