From a reader come a question I must toss to the readership, since I simply don’t know what the situation is in the UK and Ireland:
Is the so called Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs and Occasions (otherwise known as the Swiss Synod prayer) approved by the Apostolic See for use in the UK and Ireland. I have checked with our liturgy office but they don’t seem to know!! I came across it used at an Installation Mass for a parish priest and found it strange as the per ipsum was sung at great length by all of the congregation, the singing of this part lasted about three minutes. Is this proper?