Well, this is helpful. Wish I’d known it was out there before now. I’m sure that in another place and time these things were noted in the rubrics. But somewhere along the way we tossed such helpful things and since then nobody ever knows what they’re supposed to do or when or how. Adoremus has a PDF file (from February 2010) called Gestures and Postures of the Congregation at Mass which is explains what we are to do, how and when. If I find an updated version, I’ll pass it along. See below for more from the Adoremus website:
**In response to reader requests,
“Gestures and Postures of the Congregation at Mass”, which originally appeared in the February 2010 Adoremus Bulletin, is now available in PDF format, or go to google document, especially formatted for printing on standard 8.5 x 11 paper (2 sides).
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**See also Church Documents page for official instructions and statements of the Holy See on these same topics.
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Speaking of resources (wasn’t sure where else to post this), I have found masstimes.org to be invaluable. Basically if you are looking for what time to go to Mass, they can hook you up. Whenever I have moved or just straight want to switch churches, I always go there first.
Good idea! Can’t believe I forgot to put that one on there, I’ve used it so many times myself. *Slaps head* I’ll add it, thanks for the suggestion! :D