My new parish doesn’t have to consider this possibility; we don’t have kids or adults, really, serving consistently as servers or acolytes. But the question came to Zenit’s liturgy guru as such:
I know of a priest who has the altar servers incense the congregation after he has incensed the altar at the offertory. There is one family who objects to this and states that it should be a priest or deacon that incenses the congregation. Can you provide documentation on the correct procedure?
Do you want to take a stab at a unilateral decision from the purple chair? Kids incensing the assembly: crazy modernism or within the bounds of the Roman Rite? Check the link for the answer, but let people take their shot before spilling the beans, please.