Since my other thread was obliterated in the crash, I need to reconstruct it.
Starting a few months ago now, the “Music Minister” introduced a new “Mass Setting”. However, some of the changes concern me. The specific changes I am talking about are:
*]Agnus Dei: According to the GIRM, “Lamb of God” cannot be changed to words like “Bread of Life”
*]Gloria: The most recent change omits and changes words in the Gloria. Specifically, “only Son of the Father” has been changed and “have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayers” has been completely omitted. To me this is the most egregious of the changes.
*]Gospel Acclamation: The words after the “Alleluia” is completely inappropriate since they are not in the GIRM.[/LIST]Since then a new issue came up two weeks ago. The guest priest did not give a homily but let a laywoman speak in violation of Can. 767 ß1 (The most important form of preaching is the homily, which is part of the liturgy, and is reserved to a priest or deacon. In the course of the liturgical year, the mysteries of faith and the rules of Christian living are to be expounded in the homily from the sacred text.) I got up and left to go to another Mass as soon as she started to speak. Since I sit at near the front, most everyone saw me. I have not been back since.