I noticed all Catholic parishes on military posts do this after the Mass is over.
They ask if anyone is leaving so the priest** can give a blessing**. In FOB Victory, the **priest before the Mass **ask if there was anyone new. They are given a time to introduce themselves. At the end of the Mass is there anyone leaving.
Is this allowed?
Oh by the way, the blessing at the End of the Mass, the congregation raise their hands up to the individual, and blesses the individual along with the priest.
My mind have been pondering why they do this. I’m not sure if this is allowed.
I posted this in Ask an Apologist, but I never got an answer.