At my parish, during our ‘children’s’ Mass*, the children are invited to go up around the altar to say/sing the Our Father with the priest. I have seen it occasionally mentioned on this board that that is a liturgical abuse. How serious of a variance is this? Does it make the Mass illicit?
*It’s a NO Mass with more child-friendly hymns and homilies, but otherwise the same as the ‘regular’ masses. The above abberation (and the occasionaly switch of the word ‘friend’ for ‘disciple’) is the only ones that I know of to occur at this Mass. Our Parish is not far-out or radical in any way… So please don’t get that impression.