Once again, I have to complain about various Catholics at my church.
They talk - before mass - loudly - and continually.
I mean public library’s have more respect in their reading rooms.
It seemed to me as if there was this great gulf - between the altar - and the pews.
Anyways, mass finished, St. Micheal prayer was said -
and the song was announced and began playing…
I like to sing with the song - hold the hymnal -
But people started talking - saying good bye - laughing - etc
and we had even gotten to the chorus of the song.
Is mass officially over after the song - or after the Priest goes to the back room ?
This has always surprised me -
Are religious songs - to be somewhat honored - by no talking ?