Is there a rule regarding no recessional hymns during Lent? Our parish has always refrained from recessional hymns during Lent, and people have always been good about processing out quietly. But, this evening, at the end of our 6:30pm Mass before middle school faith formation, the youth choir sang a recessional hymn. Some people (including myself) were a little concerned, so later, I asked our youth minister about it.
She said that they had been singing recessional hymns every Wednesday night during Lent, and that she had worked at other parishes in other dioceses, and that our was the first church she had attended where there were no recessional hymns during Lent.
So, is this a rule, or just a tradition or custom observed by some churches? Thanks.