Catholics/Applause during Mass


Is it permitted to applaud a person to thank or congratulate him/her during Mass (after receiving  communion) ?

No, it is not.  I suspect that what you were attending was not a true Mass (Traditional Latin Mass), but one of those New Order services modeled after the Protestants that was introduced worldwide by the New Order in 1969.

If it is a true Mass, it is not a football match where the spectators applaud -- and worse.  The sanctity of the occasion is to be maintained.  Congratulations can be held until AFTER Mass, outside the church.


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Fr. Michael


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