Hello. Lately, I’ve been encountering my pastor disregarding the rubrics of the Mass. For example, during the penitential rite, instead of saying “Brother and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries,” he will say whatever he wants. It’s usually different every week. Yesterday, he said “Let us acknowledge what binds us to sin, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries,” or something like that. I cannot exactly remember.
Also, he doesn’t kiss the Gospel Book. He doesn’t say certain prayers during the Mass, such as “Wash me Lord, from my iniquities, and cleanse me from my sin” while washing his hands. Also, about two or three weeks ago, he decided to omit the Creed.
Also, he always says “Sisters and brothers” instead of “brothers and sisters.” He changes the Preface a little at the beginning, and doesn’t include the St. Joseph addition.
What should I do about this? It seems that every week, it gets worse. I usually don’t like to complain, but I am being bothered by this liturgical abuse. He has been a priest since the early 70s, so I think he would know the rubrics.
God bless you for answering my question. :blessyou: