At my sister’s parish the pastor, when consecrating the wine, uses the word “everyone” instead of “all.” I asked my pastor about this, and he was of the opinion that the bishop should be notified, but that it did not invalidate the consecration.
When my sister asked her pastor about it, his response was that “all” and “everyone” mean the same thing. He didn’t change the meaning. He also said that Jesus didn’t say “all”. The words used here aren’t exactly what Jesus said, because He didn’t speak english. Priests use an english translation of what Jesus said, and that is in keeping with Jesus’ exact words. Both “Everyone” and “all” are acceptable.
My concern is that he may be guilty of a grave offense by not using the official words of consecration, and that for Father’s sake she should make her bishop aware of the situation.
Is this a grave offense? Should she contact her bishop, or just drop the issue?
Peace and Good,