Is there anything wrong with holding hands during Mass?

My husband and I hold hands during Mass. We’ve done this ever since we were married and I always felt a little funny about it, since I don’t see others doing it, but I am afraid to hurt his feelings now by changing. I became a Catholic at the age of 44 and there is still much I do not know.

Dear Carol,

Marriage Encounter couples receive Holy Communion holding hands. There is nothing wrong with this. The Lord is the one who holds you together in Christian marriage. Theres no reason why you can’t image this in holding hands.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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