I was at Mass yesterday at a Parish where an Auxiliary Bishop often celebrates Mass on Sundays. This was the first time I visited that parish when the Auxiliary Bishop was celebrating Mass.
I found it odd that he was not wearing his mitre nor had his crosier. However, I also noticed that there were not enough altar boys.
Might this be the reason? No vimpa-bearers to hold the Mitre and Crosier, so he didn’t use them?
At one point, no altar server was there to take his zucchetto, so the bishop took it off and placed in on the celebrant’s chair.