I’m a Catholic Candidate eagerly anticipating being welcomed into the Catholic Church at Easter. As a devout Protestant, I was pretty amazed when I discovered that I could attend daily mass at my local Catholic parish.
Because of the hours of my job (I’m a teacher) I’m only able to attend Mass, at the moment, on days when I’m not in the classroom and have only been able to go a few times so far. I’m looking forward to the summer when I’ll be able to attend daily. Praise the Lord!
My question is about what a priest may omit from the Mass.
At our parish, the daily Mass is significantly truncated and finishes in about 15 minutes. The priest omits the homily, which I understand is allowable (but not recommended) but this morning also omitted saying either of the creeds and the prayers of the faithful.
I was surprised at how quickly the Mass went, compared to a Sunday morning, and I was wondering if this is typical amongst parishes.
Thanks in advance.