This weekend, at Vigil Mass at my parish, instead of a Homily, our priest had a sister from a local order stand up and talk about her vocation and how important it is for laypeople to support young men and women who are on that particular path. I understand that there is a vocation crisis in the Church and that an effort is being made to get to the root of the problem and involve as many people as possible. I was a bit taken aback, however, when this was done in place of the Homily (the priest said a few brief words about the reading before introducing the sister) in the middle of Mass.
My question is, how would you react if this happened in your parish? On one hand, I understand what may have driven them to take advantage of a “captive audience” but on the other, it seemed to overshadow the focus of the Mass with something that could have been discussed in a separate meeting or even after the final blessing.