I have just come back from Mass at the parish I will be received into coming Saturday, and I was a bit confused by the order of Mass. I tried to follow along in the book (though, coming from an Anglican background, I still need to get used to it) and was expecting the Gloria to be sung (or at least said), but it wasn’t in the Mass at all. Same for the General Confession at the beginning.
It does say “On Sundays outside Advent and Lent and Holy Days of Obligation” as a note for the Gloria, but I don’t think this Sunday qualified as either of these. It was the main Mass at the parish.
Does anyone know if there is a licit reason to omit the two parts on this very Sunday? I find it rather hard to believe. Since CofE services were done after a book, and the order of service was quite similar, though not entirely identical, to the Mass I expected the Gloria to be there. It would have been in my old Anglican church.
Thanks for your help