Over the past year or so, we have been experimenting with different collection procedures at Holy Cross to emphasize its importance as one of the components of our active participation at Mass.
Many parishes have abanonded the use of the baskets with long handles passed only by the ushers. They are quick and orderly, but somewhat impersonal, easily ignored and unable to reach the center of the rows of seats in the gymatorium. Passing the baskets can be confusing until everyone knows what to do and may take a bit longer.
All things considered, what procedure do you think we should follow?