Friday, March 9, 2018
OOPS! I JUST MADE A LITURGICAL MISTAKE BUT IT MAKES SENSE TO ME BUT IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN
I just celebrated our 9 AM daily Mass. I always begin Mass by reading the Introit in the Missal and then the Sign of the Cross, greeting, introduction to the Penitential Act and on to the Collect.
But this morning I had a "senior" moment and forgot to read the Introit. As soon as I started with the Sign of the Cross, I realized what I had done, so I read the Introit after the Sign of the Cross, but then had another "senior" moment and forgot to greet the people. I only use the "The Lord be with you" version as I find the other versions redundant of the Sign of the Cross.
So I launched into the Introduction to the Penitential Act, said the Confiteor/absolution and Kyrie.
Then I said, "The Lord be with you" and "Let us Pray" and prayed the collect.
Of course, this is the traditional of the Introductory Rite of the Mass (which Anglicans and Lutherans still use). Shouldn't that be restored some day?