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Fr. Allan Mcdonald offers a candid inside account of the goings on during the Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Macon, GA:

Gabriel FaurĂ© composed his Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, between 1887 and 1890. I wonder if he thought it would be sung at Mass in 2012 in Macon, Georgia? I wonder if Bishop Annibale Bugnini would have thought so too? God acts in mysterious ways…

…As you view the video which Mr. Stacy Lumley compressed for the digital format, please note that there are some mistakes but inscrutable to most except those who may be anal retentive.

I don’t have a biretta. My parochial vicar does, my permanent deacon doesn’t. I have an antipathy toward them and can see why these were so easily discarded along with the maniple. But if someone were to give me one, I would wear it.

The major mistake that should not have happened and threw me into major discombobulation around the time following the Pater Noster is that I had warned the deacon acting in the sub deacon capacity not to forget to take the ciboria from the credence table to the altar when the chalice was placed on the altar at the Offertory. HE ALONG WITH THE PAROCHIAL VICAR ACTING AS DEACON FORGOT…



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