So I went to church today (vigil mass), and I had a couple of questions.
After the homily but before the Profession of Faith, Father had a lady come up and read what seemed to be a children’s book (with a moral lesson in it) as what I gathered to be a reflection of some sort on the Gospel and homily. It had a moral point to it (sort of), but was not religious in nature. I certainly found this whole thing to be irregular, but I wasn’t sure what the ‘rules’ are when it comes to the homily. Can/should other people participate like that?
It wasn’t explained why, but instead of the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed was recited as the Profession of Faith. I thought this was usually associated with things like Baptism, Confirmation, chaplets, etc. I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard it recited at mass in place of the Nicene Creed. Did this just happen at the church I was at, or was that everywhere today? And, are the two interchangeable during the mass?