Rocky and I went to the Mary, Mother of God vigil Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral. I have not read all the Vatican II documents but I'm fairly confident that the council fathers and Pope Paul VI did not say that you had to act out the readings during Mass. One of the lectors had a fine barritone voice but as I sat in the pew all I could think of was William Shatner reading the Preamble of the Constitution and the Dramatic gopher. If anyone at Mass happened to notice me and by chance wondered why I had such a stupid look on my face well, this is why:
If the priest is a saint, his people will be holy. If the priest is holy, his people will be good. If the priest is good, his people will be fair. If the priest is fair, his people will be mediocre. If the priest is mediocre, his people will be bad. : -Anon.