I found this on a website it said this "Upon leaving the Church, it is still part of the Mass to sing the closing Hymn. "
The Recessional is not a part of Mass. I am wanting to challenge this on this parish’s website, they are a Cathedral Church for a diocese.
I need source documents that say that the Recessional or Closing Hymn is NOT a part of the Mass. I have looked through GIRM and have found no mention of the Recessional being a part of the Mass.
“Sing to the Lord” had something about the recessional not being a part of the Mass, but am not sure if this is considered a “proper” liturgical source document.
How would you construct the rebuttal to this?
Thanks, and no this is not homework.