We are recently returned to the Church, and have a wonderful parish.
We like to say the Rosary before Mass Sunday, and prefer to do it in the Church building. However, it’s a Lifeteen Mass (which we enjoy), but it’s loud before Mass, with musicians warming up (drums, guitar, etc). We tried the ‘cry room’, but people enter and exit through it. So, we went early and went to the Adoration Chapel.
This was our first time ever in an Adoration Chapel; two other people were there praying separately. Shortly after we arrived and we were partway through the Rosary, a few others entered, and then a large family with young children arrived and went to the front ‘pew’. They proceeded to pray and chant VERY loudly; I am not sure which prayer it was, but it wasn’t the Rosary. It was very hard to pray the Rosary with very loud mumbling in a small room.
My question is: Is it usual for people to pray loudly and disturb others? Or is it usually silent prayer unless it’s announced ahead of time? It wasn’t their ‘assigned’ hour; just curious.
I’m thrilled that a family was there praying together; we saw them shortly thereafter in Mass. However, it felt disrespectful to those there praying silently. Should I have to pray in our car, say our Rosary in the car, in order to concentrate? We might as well say it at home (which we do), but find it makes our prayer and Mass more meaningful to say it before Mass begins in the physical presence of our Lord and the Crucifix, statues, stained glass, etc.