‘Coz they didn’t where I went to mass.
Nothing said. No-one moved. Nor did I see any bowing before receiving communion. The very slight changes to our liturgical ritual that were to have begun everywhere throughout Australia today went completely unremarked and unnoticed.
Now, I hasten to add that I attended Mass in a parish just outside the borders of the Glorious See of Melbourne, in a diocese that is currently without a bishop and under an administrator, so there is every chance that the changes were not given sufficient airtime for the priest and people to be aware of them. Always put the best construction on everything, as the eighth commandment teaches us.
So how did things go in your parish? I’d be interested to hear.