|Interior of the Church of Saint Augustine, Valletta during a festivity (Source: Facebook)|
Fr Debono stressed that what was stated is incorrect and that the only time that such a situation occurs is when Mass is celebrated by a 90 year old friar. For obvious reasons, this friar would need assistance.
It is pertinent to note that in liturgical matters, this parish has implemented a number of measures, including that:
- following a 20-year absence, on the occasion of Christmas, the main altar - as well as the lateral ones - were decorated according to the rubrics;
- once a month, Holy Mass is celebrated ad orientem;
- for festivities the Crucifix was placed in the centre, surrounded by the candlesticks.
Would Fr Debono be in favour of having Mass in the Extraordinary Form celebrated in his parish? If in the affirmative, he can contact us and we can discuss further.