Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

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JW
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Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Post by JW » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:02 pm

Personally I'm uncomfortable with singing during the Sign of Peace. My view is that this should be a very simple and brief ceremony to acknowledge our unity before Christ. There are better places and times to celebrate our commitment to others than in the middle of Mass, which is primarily an act of worship and sacrifice. I know one priest who used to go around the whole congregation at the Sign of Peace, his reason was to make contact with those who escaped straight after Communion. Am I just being curmudgeonly? Any views? :?
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alan29
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Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Post by alan29 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm

Pretty sure the Missal knows nothing of singing during the peace.
And I seem to remember that there was an instruction a couple of years ago forbidding priests from leaving the sanctuary during it.

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Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Post by Southern Comfort » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:47 pm

alan29 wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Pretty sure the Missal knows nothing of singing during the peace.
And I seem to remember that there was an instruction a couple of years ago forbidding priests from leaving the sanctuary during it.
Redemptionis Sacramentum, para 72, as long ago as 2004 !

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Re: Shalom song during the Sign of Peace

Post by High Peak » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:04 am

JW wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Personally I'm uncomfortable with singing during the Sign of Peace. My view is that this should be a very simple and brief ceremony to acknowledge our unity before Christ. There are better places and times to celebrate our commitment to others than in the middle of Mass, which is primarily an act of worship and sacrifice. I know one priest who used to go around the whole congregation at the Sign of Peace, his reason was to make contact with those who escaped straight after Communion. Am I just being curmudgeonly? Any views? :?
I agree...........https://grassrootsliturgist.blogspot.co ... peace.html :D

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