Don’t Take My Voice

However, some priests – and deacons – make the response that the people are supposed to shoulder for themselves. These clergy probably think that they are being helpful. But such behavior keeps people from learning these responses and makes them feel unwelcome to say them. For example, the minister is to say, “The Gospel of the Lord,” but not the response. That is for the people to do. If they do not respond well this week, they will learn in the weeks to come, but not if the one who proclaims the gospel speaks both parts of the dialogue.

PAUL TURNER, ARS CELEBRANDI: CELEBRATING AND CONCELEBRATING MASS (COLLEGEVILLE, MN: THE LITURGICAL PRESS, 2021), 51.

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  1. It’s the same with the Mystery of Faith and Lamb of God……..the congregation should know when to say it!

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