Today we went to another parish and all of the responses by the faithful were sung, even the Our Father. The problem I see with this is that I either sing, actually lip sync, or pray, I either try to guess the melody or try to mean the words, I cannot do both.
The choir sang beautifully, but was perhaps too numerous, as nobody, else sang, i.e., nobody else responded their part of the Mass. Well, nobody is an exaggeration, yet the ominous choir was deafening.
I can’t sing and you don’t want me to try. But even if I could, I think that, particularly when we visit a parish, instead of praying twice, we don’t pray at all when attempting to sing.
Am I the only one to be peeved by this?