I love to watch EWTN and I know that Mother Angelica won’t steer me off track. I’m sure she said that the words for the concecration must be said EXACTLY and not deviated from at all…or the Mass is invalid. In fact, I’m pretty sure she said that she would walk out and not consume the host…she was that precise about how important the words were.
A priest who has been displaying a lot of pride in his gestures and words (he actually put people down for wanting to recieve on the tongue) and insists on being called the “very reverend” and insists on having an announcement before Mass begins that states that people are NOT TO GENUFLECT before the Blessed Sacrament (at communion time) and are to recieve STANDING UP, not kneeling, has also now, been getting a bit loose with his wording of the prayers in the Liturgy. I am quite devout and always follow along in my won missal…and he insterts ANDS, BUTS, AND SOs, and words like this all over the place.
I always listen close to the words of concecration…today I noticed that he did not repeat the words of concecration as they appear in the missal either.
Bread: Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body and will be given up for you. (instead of: which will be given up for you.)
Wine: Take this, all of you, and drink form it: this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant, It will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven. NOW do this in memory of me.
He seems to get worse everyday…but today when the concecration was off, I really got alarmed.
He is the head priest at the cathedral here…I don’t know who to write to. If I write the Bishop…he may even open the Bishop’s mail…I don’t know how to go about getting this corrected…if indeed I need be concerned. I suspect I do if Mother Angelica is correct.
I would very much appreciate an answer from a priest. Thank you…I am concerned about the effects this has on the faithful and also worried about this priest.