I went to a NovusOrdo "Rosary" for a my friend's mother the day
before her funeral, and there were 200 people who showed up.
But the family didn't nave a Rosary, they had a "decade ceremony"
instead. The "permanent deacon" led the Resurrection decade. He
started with the Credo, Pater Noster, 3 Aves and Gloria Patri (in
English), then said "The Mystery of the Resurrection ," followed by
a Pater Noster, 10 Aves, and a Gloria Patri. Then he said the
Fatima Decade Prayer ("Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins..."), and
THAT WAS IT. He just stopped! It was as if there was some kind of
problem suddenly. It left us hanging, like we were just getting into
it and then it's OVER.
Afterward, I spoke to him and asked him if he was aware that there
was no Rosary indulgence for everyone praying the Decade of the
Resurrection. He said, "Oh, no! I didn't know that."
Then I told him that if everyone there had prayed a 5-decade Rosary
(which would have taken 20 minutes, but their "Decade Ceremony"
took a half hour!), it could have been 200 people praying the Rosary
together, which would not just be 200 Rosary indulgences, but under
the normal conditions it could have been 200^2, or 40,000 Rosary
indulgences, because each person gets the graces of the whole
group. So my friend's mother received the grace of no Rosaries
being prayed when she could have received the graces of 40,000
Rosaries being prayed.
He said, "Oh, no. I'll have to tell the pastor about this." You can
just imagine what the 'pastor' had to say about it, if anything.
The point is, a "permanent Deacon" was ignorant of Rosary
indulgence rules and Church doctrine, and had to be instructed by
a 'mere' layman.