A blog called EpicPew has some points to review about your participation at Mass. NB: A serious omission in the blog post is that it ignores the Extraordinary Form. It doesn’t even mention the Extraordinary Form. That is, when the author writes of participation at Holy Mass, he doesn’t even consider the existence of the Extraordinary Form. FAIL.
That said, we can take a look at a few points:
10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong at Mass
Maybe it’s because we’ve just adopted these habits, maybe we’re just lazy…let’s take a bit of a tongue-in-cheek look at some common practices that may need correction during the Holy Mass. Here are 10 things you might be doing wrong at mass.
1. Changing posture early
Seriously, what’s the deal? Why can’t we just wait ’til we actually finish the Sanctus before kneeling? […] [ummm… really? Uniformity?]
5. Standing in the Orans position during the Our Father
No. Just no. […] [Well… okay. And it’s in persona Christi capitis….]
6. Walking around at the Sign of Peace [Huzzah… of course it can/should be eliminated where it is abused.]
What is this, social hour? Not only is this obnoxious (my opinion), but it’s illicit. The rubrics tell us that it is “appropriate that each person offer the sign of peace only to those who are nearest and in a sober manner”. We all love you, but stay where you are.
7. Not saying “Amen” before receiving Communion […] [ehem! EXTRAORDINARY Form!]
8. Not singing [Ummm… really?]
RING. OUT. Skill is not a prerequisite. Just, please, sing to the Lord. [*cough*]
Check out the post over there and spike his stats.
Speaking of the Sign of Peace… here’s the old poll!