Jim Martin.jpg Here on NPR, Jesuit priest and prolific author (check out his bestseller, “My Life with the Saints”) James Martin takes up the issue of the new prayers that will be coming (not too soon) to a Mass near you. (See this earlier post for a side-by-side look at the changes.) Among Jim’s gems:

By the way, the new response to “The Lord be with you” is “And with your spirit.”
That means one of my favorite jokes goes by the wayside. A priest starts shouting into the microphone saying: “Is this thing on?”
He makes lots of noise and finally says: “Something is wrong with this mic!” And the congregation replies: “And also with you!”

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