Yesterday, I assisted at Mass. My parish is a CSsR parish. I didn’t recognize the celebrant, I study outside my province so I’m not entirely sure what was his role in the redemptorist community.
Now, Father celebrant started the Mass by sitting down after he venerated the altar waiting for the Entrance Hymn to finish. He isn’t that old. Then basically opened the Missal and paraphrased what was prescribed,he even skipped the absolution and made up his own Collect. He did the same for the Gospel.
I was just horrified! He did the same thing for the rest of the Mass, the Preface, the Eucharistic Prayer and he made up his own Consecration! He said “All of you take and eat it” then raised it.
Now I consulted a priest friend of mine who has a JCD and told him about it and he said Ecclesia Supplet, what happened was unfortunate but a valid Mass. Now according to another friend of mine who was a seminarian but now an officer on the Worship Committee in his parish and a traditionalist, said the Mass was invalid.
I did some research on Ecclessia Supplet and my non priest friend was right. Now I’m a bit confused.
I just want any opinion on this matter. Thanks.
P.S. the celebrant was an American.