On our chuch’s weekly newsflyer it always says;
- Pastor: Rev. Name Here
- Deacon: Rev. Name Here
As far as I know, a Pastor is leader of a Protestant, Methodist or Baptist church, is called Reverend, and is *not *ordained to do the Sacraments by the Roman Catholic Church. Yet everyone in church calls the Priest ‘Priest’, addresses him as Father, and he certainly dresses talks and behaves like a Priest. And of course, he does the Sacraments.
So my questions are;
- Are the names Priest/Pastor, Father/Reverend interchangeable within the RCC?
- Does it matter what he’s called?
- Is this just some mistake by the secretary do you think?
- Or, hate to think it but… could we be recieving Sacraments from someone who is *not *ordained by the RCC? Which in my mind means we’re recieving no Sacrament at all…
It’s probably a petty thing but it’s really bugging me… :shrug: