Q: Is reciting or singing the Gloria optional on Sundays in Ordinary Time? Even when there are no baptisms, etc. during Mass, some local parishes do not include the Gloria on Sunday.
A: The Gloria is not optional on Sundays in Ordinary Time. I’ve heard of some priests who omit it in the summer, or when it is not to be sung, but there are no such provisions. Sunday masses in Ordinary Time should include the Gloria.