Liturgical Abuse in Frederick MD, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
I tried to go to mass today. at 12:15pm, as it is a holy day of obligation. I will have to go again tonight, as I walked out after a female Lecter read the Gospel. For those interested in a Catholic Church that follows the rules, St. John the Evangelist in Frederick, Maryland, is not for you.
According to Catholic.com this is not allowed. From Catholic.com:
At a local monastery they sometimes have one of the nuns read the Gospel. What is the status of this?
Within the celebration of the sacred liturgy, the reading of the Gospel . . . is reserved by the Church’s tradition to an ordained minister. Thus it is not permitted for a layperson, even a religious, to proclaim the Gospel reading in the celebration of Holy Mass, nor in other cases in which the norms do not explicitly permit it (63).
Here is the text of the letter on Liturgical abuses. I am going to email this blog post to the St. John the Evangelist Church, and will update this post if there is any response.