“The search for intimacy with God involves the truly vital need of silence embracing the whole being, both for those who must find God in the midst of noise and confusion and for those who are dedicated to the contemplative life. To achieve this, their entire being has need of silence, and this requires zones of effective silence and a personal discipline to favor contact with God.” eBl. Pope John Paul II (message to the Plenaria, n.2)
Please help to make our church a zone of silence for those who come to pray. Protracted talking within the Church, even in whispers, can be a real distraction to those who are trying to focus on God. When socializing after Mass, be mindful of closing the inner doors and keeping the noise level down for those praying in Church.