From a reader…
The Canadian Bishops’ official Ordo clearly calls for the Gloria and the Creed on Sunday November 2. (Along with a note warning that the Sunday celebration shouldn’t be too penitential because it’s the Resurrection.)
But the Missal seems to say, pretty clearly, that the Gloria and Creed do not belong to the proper Mass for the day, and that Mass takes precedence of the Sunday (in the Ordinary form).
In this conflict, can the Bishops’ Ordo be right? Or can a Bishop determine such an “adjustment” to the liturgy for his own diocese?
I am a liturgical musician, so it matters practically. If you have time to comment, much thanks.
This is slightly schizo. But …!
The General Instruction says both the Gloria (GIRM 53) and the Creed (GIRM 68) may be sung or said “at particular celebrations of a more solemn character.”
Bishops can determine what constitutes “celebrations of a more solemn character”. If they include All Souls (when it falls on a Sunday), then … hey!… who am I to judge?
Meanwhile, it’s jarring, to say the least. The Sequence is tragically reduced to a mere option, but you can do a Gloria? Really? I will add that including a Gloria and Creed will make Mass longer, which will cut down on the time that Father Lovebeads for his homily.
On second thought, maybe it’s not a half-bad idea after all.