Friday, March 14, 2014
NCW Mass in Philadelphia
According to Father Neil O'Donogue, who has a Ph.D in Liturgy, he stated:
If the celebration of the Eucharist is in a church or a chapel, then the altar is usually used, and if the Eucharist takes place in some other room of the parish, then a very dignified altar is prepared. They do not "sit round the altar in a ciricle, " but as in many churches, the assembly sits on three sides in an orderly fashion and the priest sits at the head of the assembly.
In the Way's Mass, everyone or the majority participates in singing the songs, and no one leaves Mass early after Holy Communion. Guam's communities that I know of celebrates the Mass on church grounds. Some communities in the United States celebrate inside a chapel such as the one in the video: