Should we respond with a hand gesture at Mass?


#1

The priest extends his hands when giving the “peace”.
Should we extend our hands in response “… and also with you.”


#2

Dear Bundi,

No, no, no! Not that I have strong feelings about this or anything. Actually, this is not a problem for me. But the rubrics do not call for the congregation to respond with any hand gestures. The faithful are to give a verbal response only.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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