At my parish, when the priest is done reading the Gospel, he says not only “the Gospel of the Lord” but “the Good News, the Gospel of the Lord“. Also, when Mass is ended, our priest says “May Almighty God bless US, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit“. Regarding the first point, is he “allowed” to say that or is that an example of the typical occurrence wherein the priest adds his own spin on things? And regarding the second point, isn’t he, in persona Christi, blessing the congregation, not simply declaring that he wants God to bless humanity of which we and he are a part (and therefore ought to say “you” rather than “us”)?
This isn’t too high on the Things To Worry About scale.
Nevertheless, it is a Say The Black – Do The Red moment, isn’t it?
Why is this hard?
What Father is doing is wrong. The Church has prescribed texts for these moments. At the end of the Gospel the priest or deacon is to say (in English) … why do I even have to write this? … ”The Gospel of the Lord.” He is to say that. THAT. Not, “This is the Gospel of the Lord.” Not “The Good News, the Gospel of the Lord”. But, “The Gospel of the Lord.”
Why is that hard?
At the end of Mass the priest is required to say: “May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.” Just that. Nothing else. Bishops have their own text, but that is what priests are to say. They are not to make up their own words. They are not to create new texts. They are not to abuse the congregation by imposing their pet projects.
Is this hard?
If the priest keeps doing this, write to the bishop. Then it is his problem and he can chose what to do about it as the “chief liturgist” of the diocese and you will have done your part according to Redemptionis Sacramentum 183-184.