This was a new one on me. We recently moved into our new church after years of holding masses in a local high school cafeteria.
The DRE told me that after the 9 am Sunday mass, in which I lead the music, would become a ‘low mass’ , and would no longer be called the 'family/children’s mass, and fewer mass prayers could be sung, especially on CCD Sundays, so everyone could rush out to the CCD classes, held less than 5 minutes up the street.
They’re also changing the time to 8:30 am. I spoke to Fr. and asked if he had a music-less mass in mind. He said NO. He did say having a shorter mass early in the morning might be appealing to certain segments of the population.
After that I asked if we could use chants instead of reciting the Lords prayer, Lamb of God, Memorial acclamation, etc. I offered to put in the Latin chants a capella and pointed out that they were much shorter than singing, though not as short as reciting. He said he would discuss it with those doing the planning and get back to me (can’t imagine who that would be), he’s in charge; whatever he wants is gets done.
Trying to post pics of the new building.