We sing the Apostles Creed at at my parish, the parish i go to in the evening on Sunday has what is known as or rather they call a contemporary mass, and i guess a " regular " mass that alternate on Sundays, well anyhow my point is when this parish first started this, I had no idea it was coming, I walk in an there is this GIANT portable screen at the front of the Church, with a projector of some sort displaying some picture that was going to prepare for the rest of Mass to begin, so i just figured everyone lost their mind and I just flat out left and went to the latest mass available in town that day… But after I come to find out that there is now these alternating things between contemporary an i guess regular , the Contemporary Mass has the big screen, displays all the Hymns, Readings, and Prayers, Responses that are to be said etc, makes it easy to follow along basically, but the Church is so big that it is really needed for Holy Days where the Church is packed and no one in the back can figure out what is going on…
Change is never easy, not everyone will like it, there was a big uproar in my town alone when people found out that prayers were being altered to a more original format, an there was actually articles for a week in the public paper over it, as if Catholics were going to abondon the Church all together over something which really is not a big deal at all, an there were quotes from everyone in town from those who agreed to those who were confused and lost and didnt agree.
So singing a prayer to verbally speaking it, Not only have I sung the Creed there are times i forget which parish but the also sing the Lords’ Prayer as well… Can not say we have sung the Nicene Creed least not as of yet… I don’t know why anyone would put up a huff about singing a prayer at mass, it isn’t like anyone is being forced to sing, so if one can’t sing or doesn’t want to, don’t, just pray it like normal i guess.
How about instead of Singing the Creed or any prayers, how about how to change the Choir out completely when they get to big for their britches and replacing them with a Choir that can play appropriate music during mass and Christmas etc. That can probably far worse to go through than anything i imagine… then how to do it with out offending people, and to do it out of kindness and not being mean spirited… How does one do that or is there no way around it. Better yet how does one tell people who are complaining to stop complaining that their complaints are unwarranted and possibly even wrong. An to express that the focus is on Christ, not wether or not to sing a prayer, an not for a choir to play any song they feel will draw in a crowd and or to be hip.