The Church is bit horrible at the moment bare floorboards benches in the process of being sanded down, a third "in the white", waiting to be varnished, dust every where. It is a builders yard, it is going to get worst. Next week the organ console is going to be moved to the gallery and the pipes will have to be sealed in a dustproof "tent", so we can sand the floor, we'll have to close the Church and say Mass in the Community Centre. Ugh!
But yesterday evening amidst all the mess we celebrated, most of the congregation came in the morning, the rain was sheeting down, so hardly anyone came, except for the schola. I celebrated the Usus Recentior in the vernacular versus contra populum, the schola sang the Propers and Orbis Factor from their new Gregorian Missals. I love that Alleluia, the music shimmers, they didn't attempt the Gradual, it is too difficult, instead the sang the responsorial in Latin. I must admit it, I can't see the point of the responsorial psalm.