[LEFT]I will have to admit that I’ve had a very hard time adjusting to our pastor since he was assigned or our church about 18 months ago. On one hand he is very spiritual but on the other hand he does a lot of things that aggravate me. He has a tendency to Adlib during the during Mass, not only before the readings but even during the Eucharistic prayer, stopping to make comments and once even inviting the congregation to come up on the altar to see how beautiful the stained-glass window of St. Michael looked with the sun streaming through it. Once even decided, that since he was trying to learn Spanish, he would say the Eucharistic prayer in Spanish. I have, over the last 18 months, made peace with this and no longer get as upset as I used to.
Today, however, he pushed me over the edge. Right after the Sanctus he pulled his blackberry out of his pocket and checked his e-mails before proceeding with the Eucharistic prayer. I have kept trying to come up with some reason why he would’ve done this-but I can’t, At first I thought perhaps he had that days mass intentions on it but that turned out not to be the case then I wondered if maybe he had a another version of the Eucharistic prayer on it but that also turned out not to be the case. I cannot for the life of me come up with a scenario where there was an e-mail important enough that he would have to have checked for it in the middle of mass . I am not one to complain to the pastor about every perceived error in the signing of Mass but have decided that if he does this again I’m going to have to approach him.[/LEFT]