Det viser seg at den liturgiske praksisen i Fr. Tim Finigans menighet (som jeg skrev om her) er mer normal og moderat enn de fleste trodde, noe som gjør kritikken av ham i The Tablet mer overraskende, På NLM-bloggen skriver man derfor at det er mer et generelt angrep på en gradvis mer konservativ messefeiring. Slik skriver de:
What seems fairly clear in reading the piece by The Tablet, and it is something of a recurring theme in recent weeks, is that what is substantially at stake here is more than just the liturgical and pastoral particulars of one parish and its priest, or even the question of the usus antiquior. Instead, what is at stake is more generally a particular vision, implementation and hermeneutic of post-conciliar Catholic life, practice, and ecclesiology, one which is now more substantively being challenged at a variety of levels, including by the actions and discourses of the reigning pontiff.
På menighetens nettsider kan vi lese følgende om messefeiringen: Mass in English, in the ordinary form, remains the usual way of celebrating Mass in the parish and most of our Masses are celebrated in this way.
The celebration of Mass in Latin, in the traditional Roman rite, is a part of the Liturgical life of the parish. Fr Finigan will always be happy to celebrate weddings and funerals in the older form of the rite whenever requested.
Av de ti faste messene som feires i løpet av en uke, er bare to på latin; lørdag og søndag formiddag. Og de fire søndagsmessene beskrives slik:
Hymns are sung at this Mass which is celebrated as the «first Mass of Sunday». The Mass is celebrated in English, in the newer form of the Roman rite, with the priest facing the people.
The Mass is celebrated in English, in the newer form of the Roman rite, with the priest facing the people. Although children (and babies) are welcome at all Masses, this Mass is often celebrated in a way particularly suited to children. Hymns are sung at this Mass and some of the parts of the Mass are sung. There is an informal girls’ choir which meets before and after Mass to practice.
This is our most solemnly celebrated Mass of Sunday. The Mass is celebrated in Latin, facing Eastward, and the parts of the Mass are sung. The Mass is celebrated as a Missa Cantata in the «Extrarodinary form», with incense, and acolytes adding greater visible solemnity to the celebration of Mass.
This is a quieter celebration without music. The Mass is celebrated in English, in the newer form of the Roman rite, with the priest facing Eastwards. Some of our teenagers prefer to come to this quiet Mass.