Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration.
We communicate in different ways but primarily we do so with words. We use them for different purposes, e.g. to get information, to greet, to acclaim, to instruct. The purpose of our communication dictates how we say it (volume, tone, accompanying body language).
For example, when someone achieves something e.g. scores a goal, wins a race, graduates, we cheer loudly and joyfully. When we greet, we speak warmly and at conversational volume.