Our choir makes a yearly trip to the (relatively) close Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians (recently named a minor Basilica). There is a monastery there of Discalced Carmelites, who were historically founded by St. Therese.
The day that our choir is to go there this year is also the feast day of St. Therese. We have been informed that all masses that day will revolve around St Therese, and that the music, etc. should reflect that. That isn’t a direct quite, but basically, it sounds like they are saying the regular mass is being superceded by the feast day. The call came from one of the Fathers there to our liturgical music director.
Anyone else see a problem with this? I thought regular Mass was foremost and if they wanted a special devotional mass they should have it some other time. But this is supposed to “replace” every mass said that weekend.