Sometimes on my way to church for daily Mass, I hear the readings of the day on Sirius/XM radio’s Catholic Channel.
And then I get to church, and I hear the same first reading, same responsorial pslam, and a completely different Gospel.
If it happened just once in a blue moon, I’d think that Father had just turned one page too many in the Lectionary. Mistakes happen, after all. But I’m beginning to suspect, as one of the Blues Brothers band members famously observed, “these lights are off on purpose.” Father’s reading a certain Gospel because he wants to.
This only happens at weekday Masses. And based on the homily that’s delivered after the Gospel reading, he came prepared to read that Gospel and preach about it afterward.
But it’s kind of weird, and it definitely bothers me. I just don’t know what to do with it. Just attend daily Mass at some other parish? Speak to the pastor, who hardly ever celebrates daily Mass at our church, leaving Father to his own devices each morning? Just let it go?