Re: Monetary Offering at Mass g
My dad tells me that when he was a kid there was no collection.
His family gew up in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1920's through the 1940's and into the 50's. He said that sometimes there was 'seat-money' and that it was put directly by anybody who wanted to into a poor box in the back of the church. But, he said there was no collection, no baskets or anything.
I recall a parish that I attended a few times where they still used the poor-box/seat money thing aka. no collection. I'm going back 15-years at least though with that memory. But.... it was an Ordinary Form parish that used the altar rail and patens for holy Communion.
I think (fairly certain) that the altar rail isn't used anymore... the rector there was rid of by way of what has now been declared a false allegation, which took 10-years of his priesthood away from him. It was one of those incredulous railroading cases that Cardinal Burke personally intervened in.