First off, I apologize for the title. This is probably the umpteenth time we've seen it. I really shouldn't go into journalism.
Okay, time for the actual question. So some friends and I are starting a Catholic Bible study. Well I got the idea to suggest meeting early to pray Vespers, since I'm doing it as a private devotion anyway.
A few questions about logistics, if it happens:
1) What time is Vespers supposed to be prayed? Is 7:30 reasonable?
2) Am I correct to understand that in a group of laity, you can do everything in the rubric, just making sure to conclude with "May God bless us..."
3) What are appropriate ways to do the Psalms and reading? I know it's probably fine to have just one person do the reading, but is that also permissible for the Psalms and canticle?