We are a small church: small church big heart is our strapline and so it is perfectly possible to greet the other 40 people at mass without it becoming a love-in. By the time I’ve gone up and down, I’m ready to start the Offertory. If you want to continue with the peace, you can but the Offertory has started.
Incidentally, my Mother-in-Law stopped going to Church when our original church in Seaford started sharing the peace and offering a Homily at 8 o’clock. She now only comes to Christingle once a year with us as she doesn’t approve of our ‘catholic’ enthusiasm. I am such a good evangelist that I can’t change her mind. Ho Hum.