Q: Some priests, even though the Rite of Peace is brief, begin the breaking of Bread before the Peace Rite is finished and lead the worshipers into the ‘Lamb of God’. It is my understanding that the Fraction Rite begins at the conclusion of the Rite of Peace and the “Lamb of God’ should be left to the choir or worshipers. It is my experience that, once they get the gist of it, worshipers will respond unfailingly without prompting.
A: You are correct again. I don’t even like it when communion ministers give each other the sign of peace once the Lamb of God has begun.