this really go with Eucharistic Adoration?
I was really hoping that getting a new parish priest would bring some changes to St. Mary, Alma, but it looks like the new priest is going to build upon the "contemporary" foundation established by his predecessor(s). That saddens me. I'll never forget the one and only time I attended a Mass there. It was a Quinceanera Mass and my wife and I attended because it was the Quinceanera of our daughter's friend, and our daughter was participating. What I witnessed was simply unbelievable. The liturgy was sung in some weird, almost reggae-like fashion, the homily was delivered as the priest walked around the nave and chatted with the crowd and cracked jokes the whole time, and open communion was unashamedly practiced (everyone was welcomed and encouraged to commune, the priest even announcing that it didn't matter where people went to church, and I watched several people who belong to other denominations partake). To top it off, they had the little girl who was the Quinceanera distribute the host during Communion. I guess they thought that might be special for her. It was one of the worst experiences I think I've ever had in Church - downright painful to watch unfold.
The only solace in this is the knowledge that Lutherans ain't the only ones being infiltrated with all this "contemporary worship" stuff. Rome has her problems, too. But, then again, that's hardly comforting. It's just sad.