A little preamble. I sing in our small choir each Sunday here in Normandy, France, a full High Mass in the EF, about 35 minutes away. It so happens we borrow this almost unused church and 2 or 3 times a year the priest of the parish, whose main church is in the nearby town, celebrates the NO mass in our church therefore, we all go to mass elsewhere.
Last Sunday, 1st of Lent, was one of those Sundays and as there was to be mass said in our local village church we decided to attend with our fellow villagers. I am well versed in the "new" way of the cut down Litugry and have learned to assist at the "modern" mass in quietness and tolerance.
What am I getting to? After much welcoming and an impromptu Kyrie, we're straight into the Epistle, etc. It's not until we get to the Canon of the Mass that my heart sinks as, to my extreme consternation the Canon is said out loud, not only by the priest, but the deacon and the whole congregation. What's happening? Thankfully the words of consecration were said by the priest alone, but...
Correct me, but I'm sure this is totally wrong or am I behind the times?
I have witnessed many "innovations' over the years, but this takes the biscuit!
Please bring me up to date on this, and as well as looking forward to starting next Sunday singing Aspérges Me, I pray for priests in error and the families poorly educated in the faith.
God bless you CAF for your good work.