I asked this on ‘Ask an Apologist’ and it didn’t get selected so I’m hoping you all can help me.
Our liturgical coordinator has finally convinced our priest to sing the Our Father at Mass. The version she has picked out includes the doxology (For thine is the kingdom, the power…etc.). She says she has permission to sing this doxology directly after ‘…deliver us from evil’.
My questions are:
Is this allowed? (the GIRM to me implies it is not, but I don’t trust myself enough with the GIRM to interpret it that way).
If it is allowed, does the priest still have to say 'Deliver us Lord from ever evil, and grant us peace…etc.) and then we follow it again with 'for the kingdom, the power, etc. ). This seems silly to me to say the doxology twice.
Finally, is there ‘official’ Roman Catholic wording for the Our Father somewhere? The CCC includes the doxology, but to me, it wasn’t clear if this was considered actually part of the Lord’s Prayer or not, and what the preference is when it’s recited outside the Mass. The reason I’m asking is some of our church staff now include this doxology when they lead a committee at the church in the Our Father. Is this a new trend?