One of the pitfalls of the post Vatican IIass in the vernacular is that some very untelligent priests see the Mass as THEIR PERFORMANCE.
The video above shows just how crazy some of these guys are.
This quote sums up what we Catholics believe about the Mass
“The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is not only a ritual which reminds us of the sacrifice of Calvary, but through the ministry of ordained priests, Christ continues, until the end of time, His sacrifice of the Cross in an unbloody manner.
The Holy Mass is the sacrifice by which the Church not only remembers Jesus Christ, but really brings Him, His saving Death, and His Resurrection into the present, so that His followers might become part of it. The Church can do this because Jesus is united to His Church in the Holy Spirit. When the Catholic Church celebrates the Eucharist, Jesus is truly there, and it is He Who does once more what He did at the Last Supper”.
After Vatican II there was the rightful emphasis on the role of the community at Mass and in it also being a community gathering and meal.
But because the Mass is now in our usual daily language some priests think their Mass is all about them and their performance
The purpose of the Mass is for God to feed us spiritually on His Word in the Scriptures and feed us with the Body and Blood of Jesusnin Communion.
Of course good music and the activity and words of a sensitive and appropriate priest especially in the homily enhances our experience of the Mass.
But the Mass should be absolutely centred on God and Jesus – and not on the priest.
Look at the silly Redemptorists here and their carry on at Mass;
Mass is not a pantomime.
If we want a pantomime we visit a theatre.
UPDATE FATHER AIDAN MC CANN CASE
Fr McCann, with an address at the parochial house on Maddens Row in Keady, is accused of voyeurism on March 28. None of the alleged facts surrounding the offence have been opened in court but it is understood the charge arises following an alleged incident involving a female at a changing room in Rushmere shopping centre.
Fr McCann was ordained in July 2015 and serves in the Armagh Diocese.
District Judge Greg McCourt adjourned the case to September 2.