I recently wrote to my parish to recommend the Vatican II Hymnal for use instead of the current Breaking Bread that is used there. I'm sure I don't have to state the reasons why I would prefer the former. Today I received a response from the Parish's Liturgy Director (is it strange that this is not the priest or is this very common today?) who informed me that they would be sticking to Breaking Bread because as she put it, "Breaking Bread is updated annually to meet the changing needs of today's Church." I have to say, this is a meaningless statement if I ever saw one. Sure, the people might be changing, but I don't see why the liturgy would need to change in response, especially as quickly as year to year. In fact, she called having the same book would be a limitation because it does not change enough.
So I am just a little perturbed at the rejection, but I should accept the rejection in charity. Still, what would you suggest I do? I don't think I can push the issue and just fight her about it, but what would you do? The parish is full of silly songs and bad music, IMO, and I thought that this would have been a great opportunity to afford some dignity in the liturgies that are performed here. I'm not satisfied by just going to another parish and completely forgetting about the irreverence in other parishes. So what would you suggest I do? I guess the first recommendation would be patience, but what else?