Hey guys, I have been reading the other threads on the new missal, and am feeling so left out. As the title reads, my parish priest, without consulting the parish has decided to “take a stand” against the new Missal and continue with the old form.
I live in Ireland, and as you’ll know from the headlines, there is a lot of confusion and bitterness towards the Church here, from both within and without. So, our parish priest has decided to reject the new missal and continue as before. He hasn’t mentioned it to us in Church, not at the preparation stages, not today when the official launch was supposed to be - it’s like he’s decided it doesn’t exist. I’m so disappointed, and I’m praying hard for him. And I am in no position to criticise him with my sinful past anyway. Also, I’d say only a minority in our parish were aware this new translation was coming in, and an even smaller minority would be bothered that he’s not using it. Not through their own fault, but more through lack of catechesis. It’s a very rural area and I don’t think many of the local farmers would understand that this is an issue of disobedience to the Pope.
Any advice? Well I know I’ll keep praying for him anyway. Moving to a different parish doesn’t seem like the ideal solution, especially because I feel like the parishioners in my church are being deprived of something so valuable that the Pope has given his full blessing to.