new Eucharistic prayer ?


#1

I have been on a cruise for 2 weeks and have just returned. On Sunday at mass I couldn’t help but notice the priest reciting a new ( and different ) Eucharistic prayer in which the congregation responded ( several times ) " glory to God in the highest ". I have never heard this prayer before. Did things change in 2 weeks ?

Also, instead of a homily a slide show of the children’s summer camp program was shown ( at each mass ). Is this allowed ?

I am sorry if I sound suspicious but I am weary of all the abuses in our Holy Catholic Church. And I pray for all our priests to carry out their duties as pastors of Christ’s sheep.

Pax et bonum.


#2

No, I think this is one of the approved Eucharistic Prayers for Mass with Children. I have done it before, and it seemed a little simplistic and weird. But I would question its use for a normal Sunday mass with (presumablly) a majority of adults present. Maybe it was for something special since you said that children’s summer camp presentation was also given.


#3

Watch out for those cruise ship Masses!

I’ve read that some cruise ship companies hire “Rent-a-Priests”!


#4

There was no catholic service onboard the ship; this was at my home parish.


#5

It sounds like this was supposed to be a Mass for children.

I’ve never understood if it is proper to consider it a Mass for children when more adults than children are expected to be present but the Mass is promoted as being specifically geared toward children and their families, (say a First Communion Mass on a Sunday or a Mass featuring the children’s choir.)


#6

Candidly, I’ve never understood children’s masses. Children should experience the same thing as adults - no reason why they can’t begin to understand it in their own way for their age. A children’s homily…well, that I can understand.


#7

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