there was a visiting priest saying Holy Mass today, who comes around when the local priest is out of town (because he has about three or four other parishes to run). He never wears a chasuble, only an alb and a stole. In addition, the way he says Mass is even more odd than usually. He’s a retired priest of the diocese.
The following things occurred today:
- No Confiteor
- An improvised formula of general absolution at the beginning of Mass, but no actual absolution
- Songs during the homily (the priest singing alone and another with the congregation)
- Referring to the Eucharist as “Bread” after the Consecration
- Priest didn’t wear a chasuble
I don’t want to be too picky, but neither do I wish to be too lax. Can people comment on these things I mentioned? In case you need any more info, let me know. What should I do about this?