Does the Church require that announcements are made as part of the Mass? At many parishes I’ve attended, they are right before the final blessing, directly after Communion.
For me personally, this ‘disrupts’ my flow of thought and reverence after receiving Communion. While reading another thread here, someone mentioned that their announcements were made before Mass. I thought, “What a great idea!”
In my parish, it couldn’t hurt. While some might argue that it disrupts their prayer time before Mass has started, in my parish, the loud conversations inside the pews is what disrupts my prayer time. As someone mentioned, it is also a good time to remind people to turn off their phones, and use a few moments to silence our hearts in preparation for Mass (some of us might need this reminder).
What’s your opinion?