I’m new to Roman Catholic mass, but have become attached to certain parts that have changed since Lent ended, and I’m not sure why. For example, they haven’t sung the kyrie eleison in the last two weeks or so. I thought that was a part of every mass and I miss it.
Also, we’re singing the petitons differently. I understand most parishes have variations, e.g. some parishes simply speak the response “Lord, hear our prayer,” after every petition. Others sing it, but still sing a simple, “Lord, hear our prayer.” We were singing Trilingual Intercessions during the petition, which meant we would sing, “Lord, hear our prayer,” in English, Latin and Spanish. Since Easter, however, we have switched to the simple English reply. I don’t know if this is the pastors’ choice, the musical director’s choice or part of the ordinary seasonal changes. I miss this too.
I suppose I can’t expect the mass to be exactly the same every single time, but I just wonder if there’s a rhyme or reason for it all. Please let me know. Thanks!****