From a reader:
As far as I understand it, in the OF you are required by the Roman Missal and the GIRM to say ONE collect (not adding another for a commemoration, like in EF). But, on Feb 3 this year, Msgr. ____ did something odd/cool. He offered the Mass in honor of St. Blaise and only used the prayers for his memorial. But, at the end of the General Intercessions/Prayers of the People, he said the collect for St. Ansgar. I’ve seen one or two other priests (also Msgrs, oddly enough) do similar things on other days with multiple saints. Could this be a valid way to bring back the commemorations of the EF in the OF? (Ex, say June 13 was a Sunday. Would you be allowed to say the prayers for whatever Sunday in Ordinary Time it is, then “commemorate” St. Anthony in the intercessions?) Or is this a liturgical abuse?
The General Instruction is silent on the issue. It says simply that the priest precedes the General Intercessions with an introduction, and concludes them with “an oration.”
I like the idea. I can’t see why you couldn’t do that.