From a reader:
Due to an emergency, my family couldn’t attend Mass on Sunday morning and thus had to attend on Sunday evening at a very "progressive" local parish. At the Mass, the priest omitted the Creed. I realize that on the Baptism of our Lord, the Creed is often replaced by a renewal of Baptismal vows, but that isn’t what happened; there was no Creed or renewal at all. I hadn’t been to this Church in years because the last time I went, the priest replaced the Creed with a poem, "The Woman’s Creed" ("I believe in God, the Father and Mother…"). I went back this time because I was over a barrel and had no other options to fulfill my obligation; plus I had heard things had improved. Wrong.
1. Is Mass valid in such a case? and
2. What’s a guy to do? Up and leave the Mass? I did so with the “Woman’s Creed” incident since I had other options for my obligation, but this time I stayed because it was that or no Sunday Mass at all. Should I report this guy to the Archdiocese (Baltimore) or is that just vindictive? In any case, I prayed for him.
Sigh. Please remember those of us suffering in the Premier See; you are the virtual lifeline to orthodoxy for a lot of us here.
1) Mass is valid. Also, you fulfilled your obligation.
2) What to do? Go somewhere else, or else grit your teeth and bear it.
If you were going to the parish with any frequency and this was going on each time you went, then you might have to act. A question to the priest would be in order. After that a note to the diocesan bishop would have to follow.
However, since you were there once, you should probably assume that that priest in a moment of distraction simply forgot to do the Creed. It happens.