Recently I was at a Sunday Mass (OF) in Halifax Nova Scotia and noticed that the order of the Mass was different from what I am used to here in the US.
Specifically, there were only 2 readings plus the psalm in the Liturgy of the Word (old testament, psalm, gospel). When we all returned to our seats after communion and before dismissal the epistle was read, followed by a substantial, extemporaneous pastoral prayer offered by the priest (prayers for community concerns, for those with small children, those facing difficult decisions, etc). Then came dismisal and the recessional hymn. I should note that the typical prayers of the faithful were in their accustomed place.
This was an ordinary parish, not a shrine, monastery or other religious house, and the readings corresponded to the lectionary.
Is this movement of the epistle to the end of Mass an accepted variation? I have attended Mass in a few European countries and have never experienced a change to the order of the Mass such as this, and was surprised to see it right next door in Canada.