Today at Mass, a young bearded man walked up and down each of the Church aisles wearing a black t shirt with “Hail Satan” in large block letters on the front of the shirt. This happened right after Communion when the congregation was silent and kneeling in prayer. The man stopped periodically and pointed at people, then he walked across the front of the church between the congregation and the altar, then back down a side aisle.
People were watching him attentively as were the priests and the deacon. No one accosted him or said anything to him, or from what I could see, even made eye contact with him. I know I sure didn’t!
After the Communion prayer and the dismissal we said the prayer to St. Michael as we always do. The man came back up the main aisle as the priests and altar servers were preparing to process and stood right next to my husband and I. As the altar server turned with the crucifix, the man walked down the center of the aisle and sat in a pew. We observed the priests talking to him and the pastor hugged him, then the man left.
Has anyone else had such a thing happen during Mass? If so, what did the people and the priest do?