I have been attending daily TLM at an FSSP parish since August and enjoy it for the most part. Today was a feria and the priest neglected to tell us the votive Mass so left clueless as to the lesson.
This brings to mind what I miss about OF Mass is a homily! I had gone to other Latin Masses years ago and recall homilies but they may have been Sundays.
We do get a homily on major Feasts such as yesterday Immaculate Conception but over all feel almost neglected. Doesn’t have to be much, a good priest can say a lot in a few minutes.
Often the priest will quickly state the votive Mass and not give us a chance to get on the same page. I know we are supposed to be praying along with the priest so having us know exactly seems very important. What good is it to even read the Epistle and Gospel if no one can understand it? This is a new parish and few if any have a great handle on latin yet.
In all honesty it seems the FSSP has little regard for the congregation, not in a bad way per se, but I can feel the need for a little more to feel fully part of sometimes. I assume this is just the tradition but I can see what caused V2. (although I think they blew that with the Liturgy, could have just turned the priest around and made more in English/native language and done.)
Any way is the the common way for TLM and FSSP world wide?