At Orthfully Catholic there is a sadly amusing story about… well… here it is.
Today I served the RCIA Reunion Mass, which was a very interesting experience. As it was attended by people who had come home through the RCIA programme the priest and catechists decided we should show them what home they had come to by having a Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form obviously) but the Music Directress didn’t like this idea. When she was told the Gloria, Sanctus and Agnus Dei were going to be in Latin plainchant she shouted, ‘Oh, shut up’ and stormed out of the sacristy. She then jumped in at each of those times accompanying Paul Inwood style tunes on the electric keyboard. The only thing she couldn’t put a stop to was the professional singer we had got in to sing ‘Panis Angelicum’ at Communion, however she did fight back by singing some happy clappy song straight afterwards.
One of our Lay Pastoral Assistants suggested to the priest that we make that Mass our regular Traditional High Mass and Father agreed as long as he has enough people to help him keep it going, ie a Thurifer (that’s usually me and obviously I can’t be there every week), musicians who like Gregorian Chant. So keep my parish in your prayers that this will happen and will make a difference.
I wonder what that prayer, and that insubordinate behavior by that choir directoress (who should be sacked for that) really said to those present?
Stop what you are doing and say a prayer to St. Michael for this parish. They are on the right track but have some obstacles to surrmount.
I hope he will keep us up to date on what happens.