[quote="DarrenOglesby, post:1, topic:256493"]
Is a Priest's mass of thanksgiving usually a normal sunday mass, where they use the Sunday's readings? Or does the priest usually pick out the readings, psalms, hymns ect.
This intrests me because I want to be a priest myself. And if I planned a mass it would be a very traditional one with lot's of incense and nothing but the organ, and kneeling for communion/
From what I have seen, a priest's Mass of Thanksgiving is usually celebrated during one of the regular Sunday Mass times at his home parish- and other than a *possible *say in the choice of music and readers/cantors/etc, your first Mass will probably be similar to the other liturgies at the parish.
I'm sure seminarians imagine their "dream liturgy" just like people who want to get married imagine their "dream wedding." That's fine- but it's important, and essential, to be practical. As you progress in seminary studies, this will become clearer to you.