Is it wrong to leave Mass after Communion?


  • Montira May 3, 2010

    Some folks don't even wait until after Communion. They leave right after the Gospel, just as Father is beginning his homily. How's THAT for RUDE?

  • Michael HowardApril 16, 2010

    Yes, it is wrong. Mass ends after the final blessing and for most musicians, it ends after the final song! Teresa: If you watch closely, you will see the same people leaving early, not because it is necessary but because they want to be the first out of the parking lot to beat the traffic. Trying not to be judgemental, just calling it like it is. The people leaving have to live with themselves..

  • Teresa ---April 15, 2010

    I understand that leaving Mass right after communion seems rude, but there are times when it is neccesary -Like taking care of someone in the home and it is a case of doing that or not being able to go to Mass at all because they cannot be left alone that long.

  • AnonymousApril 15, 2010

    Yes, it's almost equivalent to stealing, or a very rude eat and run! I know we shouldn't judge others, but it is pretty annoying when you can't help notice other people on their way out after receiving Christ's body and/or blood. I've been to a few Masses in which the priest includes it as a gentle reminder during the homily and I think it should be brought up to the congregation periodically and as a reminder for those who may be ignorant and don't know that it's wrong to leave immediately after communion.

  • Irene JacksonApril 15, 2010

    I agree. It is like they are putting in a minimum amount of time for God. I also am concerned about reverence in Church. They should ALwaYs bow when going before the tabernacle. Participate while you are there. Christ said, "Do this in Remembrance of me." He gave of his life for us. The least we can do is take a complete hour out of our lives to show reverence to him and thank him. To pray and participate, not just put your time in. Allow God into your soul and heart.

  • Linda MeglioApril 15, 2010

    I remember that prayer and am going to see if our Church can have them printed up. Our retired Pastor made a comment once that it is rude to eat and run, but that's been going on for a long time...remember Judas at the Last Supper. He came up with some real good ones!!!

  • Thomas The_ManApril 15, 2010

    "Remember, Judas was the first to leave" was all our priest had to say in the parish I attended growing up.

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