There is no doubt that following along with a missal is perhaps the best means in which to fully participate in the Mass. Pope Pius X wrote …
**“The Holy Mass is a prayer itself, even the highest prayer that exists. It is the Sacrifice, dedicated by our Redeemer at the Cross, and repeated every day on the altar. If you wish to hear Mass as it should be heard, you must follow with eye, heart and mouth all that happens at the altar. Further, you must pray with the priest the holy words said by him in the Name of Christ and which Christ says by him. You have to associate your heart with the holy feelings which are contained in these words and in this manner you ought to follow all that happens at the altar. When acting in this way, you have prayed Holy Mass.”
St Pius X **
My question is, what about the Consecration itself ?
Should we pray/say the words of the Consecration as well, or should we leave those special words to the priest and ready ourselves for adoration at the Elevation ?
What are your thoughts on this ?