Can't we all just get along?
Sure, if you SAY THE BLACK AND DO THE RED!
Sorry, Father Z, I had to borrow your catch-phrase, but I tell you, I've had it. I want to go to Mass and hear what I'm supposed to hear and see what I'm supposed to see.
I already carried on about the Mass on Monday where the priest completely ad-libbed the entire Mass. On Tuesday, thankfully, I was at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czesthochowa with Father Frank Pavone and no liturgical abuse took place, aside from the clapping.
Wednesday, the priest did not lift the chalice for the consecration. He left it sitting on the altar while he said the words. He also did not add water to the chalice after Holy Communion, which, although it did not contain enough to drink on its own, still held the Precious Blood. Rather than purify the vessel, the priest stuffed a purificator in it and left it on the altar.
Next day, my bad luck to get the same priest. This time he lifted the chalice, but he did not bother to properly see to the remnants of Precious Blood after communion, same as the day before.
Unbelievably, though I went to another Mass, thinking I knew this priest's schedule and could avoid him, I got him again, and once more, the chalice sat neglected. I know he's already been told about this. I have no desire to dime on a priest, but Our Lord is being neglected and I cannot continue to watch it happen.
This same priest often ad-libs parts of the Mass. He makes up his own prayers for the English version of the Kyrie. He always leaves the line "and the love of God" out of the introductory rite. And he came out for Mass all three days in shorts, which his alb and chasuble were not long enough to disguise. I blame the pastor for this because this is a recently ordained priest who obviously needs a little more supervision. But the pastor can't be bothered to stick to the rubrics either, so what do I expect? The pastor can't be bothered to lift the Host more than 2 seconds during the consecration. Yet there are other very fine and orthodox priests at this parish who know and do the right thing. One wonders how much, if any, they have spoken up.
I have concluded that if this is my only option certain days for daily Mass, it would be better to miss and go to Adoration instead. I don't want to be part of this kind of outright laziness and neglect for Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.