I was visiting in a different parish last Sunday. The Mass was exactly the same except: The Priest said “Peace be with you” and the congregation said “and also with you”. He did not say anything about offering each other the sign of peace. He went right on with Lamb of God.
Some in the congregation were offering each other peace during the Lamb of God, but most were not. Has anyone ever ran into this before? Why would the Priest leave that part out?
After Mass, the processional did not go back down the aisle, but to the side and directly to the room where the priest puts on his robes. (I am having a complete mental block on correct names for things, sorry) Then, we never saw the Priest after Mass anywhere.
Just seemed a little strange. Any idea’s?