Q: Please alert me to liturgical documents that encourage silence at various intervals throughout Mass and other liturgical celebrations.
A: For the Mass, the easiest way to find references to silence is to do a search on the General Instruction on the Roman Missal. Here’s the link to the GIRM in Australia: https://www.
catholic.org.au/commission- documents/bishops-commission- for-liturgy-1/164-vatican- approves-general-instruction- of-the-roman-missal-for- australia-1/file. Search for “silence” and you’ll find lots of references. You may also apply similar principles to the other liturgical celebrations.