Question of the Day for Friday, March 15, 2013
Q. Our pastor, who is very fond of singing at Mass, leads all the sung parts of the Mass, even on weekdays, with a loud booming voice. It is driving some of us crazy. Surely all the parts of the Mass should not be sung every day. Is there anything we can do to make him tone down the singing?
A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:
It may be that your pastor is open to your observations and those of your fellow parishioners. If you think he is, then approach him and tell him your objections as clearly and diplomatically as you can. If this does not work, there is not much, I am afraid, that you can do about the “problem.” Once priests leave the seminary, they are generally set in their ways liturgically.
Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/March11152013/tabid/8695/Default.aspx