This is a pretty minor question, but I’m curious as to what is proper in this situation:
I know that it is the usual practice for Catholics, when entering the sanctuary of a church, to dip their fingers in the holy water and cross themselves, and then to genuflect before entering the pew. Is it still proper to do this if you are entering the sanctuary for purposes other than attending Mass (e.g., to hear a speaker or attend a concert)?
I ask because I recently attended a sacred music concert held at a Catholic Church, and I didn’t see anyone doing the usual crossing and genuflecting. (Of course, that might have been because the concert was attended by many non-Catholics.)