Interesting phenomena, The new missal of Paul VI allowed for the use of incense at any mass.
read this from Wikipedia.
Mass as revised by Pope Paul VI
*The Roman Missal as revised in 1969 allows the use of incense at any Mass: in the entrance procession; at the beginning of Mass to incense the cross and the altar; at the Gospel procession and proclamation; after the bread and the chalice have been placed upon the altar, to incense the offerings, the cross, and the altar, as well as the priest and the people; at the elevation of the host and the chalice after the consecration.
The number of swings of the thurible to be used when incensing persons or objects is specified in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal:
Three swings: the Most Blessed Sacrament, a relic of the Holy Cross and images of the Lord exposed for public veneration, the offerings for the sacrifice of the Mass, the altar cross, the Book of the Gospels, the Paschal Candle, the priest, and the people.
Two swings (and only at the beginning of the celebration, after the incensing of the altar): relics and images of the Saints exposed for public veneration.
A series of single swings: the altar.
The priest may incense the offerings for Mass by tracing a cross over them with the thurible instead of using three swings of the thurible.
The responsibilities of a thurifer include:
Holding the thurible open to enable the priest to put incense in it, after which he blesses it with the sign of the cross without using any formula of words.
Carrying the thurible in procession (gently swinging if needed to keep the charcoal burning).
Presenting the thurible to the priest or deacon when they need to use it
Incensing (in the absence of a deacon) the priest after the priest has incensed the offering at Mass.
Another server, commonly called a boat boy, may carry a boat or container of incense to add as the thurible burns low.
In the liturgical legislation in force in 1962 very precise rules were laid down about the way the thurible was used. Use of the 1962 texts as an extraordinary form of the Roman Rite is still permitted in accordance with the conditions laid down in the document Summorum Pontificum of 2007.
At the end of the offertory at solemn Mass in this form, the offerings are incensed by forming over them with the thurible first three crosses and then three circles, the first two anticlockwise and last clockwise. The number of swings of the thurible while incensing the altar is also strictly prescribed.
In the usual non-solemn celebration of Mass according to the 1962 rubrics, known as Low Mass, incense is not used." *
But even since it is allowed at any mass, Nobody really gave much importance to it since before Vat. II. We just got a new pastor, who is very traditional, He wears fiddle-back Chasubles and Lace Albs. I hope he will Make incense a commonplace in our parish.
I just don’t see why not to have incense, other that the cost of the resin and possible allergic reactions from the congregates.Ok so if some people complained before Vatican II the priest must have just said “offer it up for the sake of tradition”.