Q: Happy New Year! Thanks for providing us with interesting ongoing liturgical education.
The covid pandemic caused some adaptations to our local celebration of Mass. For example, having scaled back singing in the early stages of returning to “normal,” we are not as wed to a four-hymn syndrome as before, and our communion “procession” really resembles more of a procession than the cattle call it used to mimic.
Have other churches shared any observations? Have you had any significant changes/adaptations in your own setting?
A: There’s continual reflection on this. You might find helpful the talk I gave the Diocese of Las Vegas in September, “Rising to the Occasion: Participating in Mass Once Again.” https://paulturner.org/talks/