My local parish has been having a stewardship drive. Each Sunday at Mass they bring up a parishioner who is a former evangelical minister. Great guy! But NOT a priest.
2 weeks ago he spoke after the Eucharists and reread the Gospel and gave a “homily” on how it affects stewardship. 20 minutes long! Then the blessing and end of Mass.
Last week I left Mass after the Eucharist as it just drove me nuts. Evidently many did because…
This week he did the same right after the priest gave a homily; in the middle of the Mass. Read an abridged version of the Gospel and lined it up with stewardship…Basically got 2 readings of same Gospel and 2 “homilies”.
Now I’ve been to Mass’s before and they’ve had videos for causes so I guess approved but can a layperson really get up in the middle of Mass and read part of the Gospel and preach on it?