|"A Mass or not a Mass? - that is the question"|
Today we observe the Vigil of the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul and, for those of us who suffer under the Bishops of England and Wales (with their sparse attention to the needs of their more traditionally inclined faithful), a Mass in the Extraordinary Form can often be hard to find (on a Sunday or on a Holyday).
Priests are hard pressed and, on many occasions, cannot offer an EF Mass on the due day because of pressure of OF Mass schedules and other pastoral duties.
Under such circumstances it seems sensible to attend a Vigil Mass if one is on offer; after all, better to have a Mass on the eve of a Feast rather than no Mass at all.
But, there are some Catholic organisations who do not appear to subscribe to pragmatism and they refuse to place Vigil Masses on their Mass listings.
I feel a vote coming on so please check in the sidebar and express your view on the matter.
Further comment on this matter may be seen at A Reluctant Sinner blog