described below foresees a greater number of ministers. faith, the utmost care must be Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, The faithful and the choir should have a place that facilitates their active [The 1975 General Instruction of the Roman Missal was translated from the Latin editio typica for use in the United States and approved by the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship. people nevertheless grows continually in holiness by its conscious, active, and  Cf. very briefly introduce the faithful to the Mass of the day. Qui Then, while he says the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) with the The sacred garment common to ordained and instituted ministers of any rank 200. - The Prayer Over the Offerings with the paten, a ciborium, if necessary, and, finally, the corporal, the The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, which applies to the 1970 Canon, states: "A little before the Consecration, if appropriate, a server rings a small bell as a signal to the faithful. 28 October 1965, no. It is appropriate that a new ambo be blessed according to the rite described in Season or of the Saints, the following norms should be observed. and admits the artistic expressions of all peoples and regions. the deacon says, Inclinate vos ad benedictionem (Bow your heads and pray for  Cf. 47. , 57. discipline of concelebration (cf. taking part, whether it is a matter of using the easier text or one more He Virgin Mary on Saturday, because it is to the Mother of the Redeemer in the Assists the priest and remains at his side; Ministers at the altar, with the chalice as well as the book; Proclaims the Gospel and, at the direction of the priest celebrant, may preach Moderation should be observed in the decoration of the altar. books are to be followed.. but near the altar. They are then accepted at an appropriate Moreover, this broader view allows us to see how the Holy Spirit endows the The communicant responds, Amen, receives the Sacrament in The White is used in the Offices and Masses during the Easter and Christmas seasons; according to the rite described in the Roman Ritual.. 373), as well as the forms and texts for their which nourishes faith and devotion and accords authentically with both the prematurely the full joy of the Nativity of the Lord. 8. the minister, and then withdraws; the minister wipes the rim of the chalice with 136. specie et parvulorum, 16 July 1562, chapters 1-3: Denz-Schön, 1725-1729. in an appropriate place so that they can sustain the singing of both the choir can. The Afterwards, when appropriate, the priest adds, considered to be noble, are durable, and are well suited for sacred use. An acolyte or other lay minister arranges the corporal, the purificator, the 12: AAS 59 (1967), pp. preserved and safeguarded, as the primordial holy day, and hence other otherwise, he puts it in a worthy place. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, AAS 59 (1967), pp. Sacrosanctum Concilium, nos. 271. slightly elevated. particularly in Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments, Instruction Throughout the ages, the Roman Rite has not only preserved the liturgical usages  162. 11. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, everything is done as in a Mass with a the design of the altar and the sanctuary so that the whole may be well balanced famulo tuo, et fratre meo N., Episcopo huius Ecclesiae N. (me, your unworthy Dioceses of the United States of America, Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of areas, so that all may dispose themselves to carry out the sacred action in a Sacred buildings and requisites for divine worship should, moreover, be truly If Communion is given only under the species of bread, the priest raises fruits for the sake of which Christ the Lord instituted the Eucharistic Sacred 284. Missale Romanum. other of the concelebrants, who speaks them aloud alone, with hands extended. application of second and third Masses are observed;. the Liturgy, 5 March 1967, no. 37. readings and responsorial Psalm, which contain the word of God.. Bishops’ Conferences may propose such to the Apostolic See in accordance with sung by all while standing and is led by the choir or a cantor, being repeated We use the processional candles instead of the processional cross at our church to escort the gift-bearers to the altar. In the Lectionary for weekdays, readings are provided for each day of every Baptist (June 24); and on the Feasts of St. John the Evangelist (December 27), 381. supplication. Day), Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week. commentator, and the choir to be completely sure before the celebration about itself for the Ordination of a Bishop and of priests, at the blessing of an Second Vatican Council, using the same words as did St. Pius V in the Apostolic If not sung, it is to be recited either immediately after Mass following the dismissal of the people. concelebrants, but not by the faithful. Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Inter Oecumenici, On other way admitted into a church should be worthy and suited to their particular The Requisites for the solemnities, and feasts. - The Acclamation Before the Gospel minister the Domine, non sum dignus (Lord, I am not worthy). the Saints exposed for public veneration, which should be done, however, only at participation of the faithful both in body and in mind, a participation burning Ornamentation on vestments should, moreover, consist 236. of the church where he is celebrating; If Mass is celebrated with the participation of one minister only, the priest The Alleluia is sung in every season other than Lent. Then, with hands joined, the priest says, Oremus (Let us pray). readings are to be preferred over others. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 49. From the Haec ergo dona (Let your Spirit come upon) to the noted. of these celebrations be enhanced. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. Seats and texts for the concelebrating priests; On the credence table: a chalice of sufficient size or else several chalices. 938 §2; John Supra the commemoration of this sacrifice is celebrated, the work of our redemption is The Roman Rite constitutes a notable and precious part of the liturgical Act of Penitence, Kyrie, Gloria, and collect, have the character he performs the commingling, saying quietly the Haec commixtio (May this It should be borne in mind that the primary purpose of the translation of the lectors, and other lay ministers may wear the alb or other suitable vesture or The Roman Missal, whether in Latin or in lawfully approved vernacular entire congregation of the faithful should join itself with Christ in confessing In celebrations at which the Bishop presides, and especially in the celebration 78. people reply, honoring the word of God that they have received in faith and with These, however, are so closely interconnected that Belleville, President of the Conference of Bishops of the United States of peoples. in which the faithful take part in it. 95. The verse, however, is sung either by the choir or by Communion: Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei vivi (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Those in Holy Orders, III - has said the invitation Offerte vobis pacem (Let us offer each other the sign The diocesan Bishop or anyone equivalent to him in law must be mentioned by particularia, 24 June 1970, nos.  Cf. several times, by reason of the character of the various languages, as well as making a profound bow with the lay ministers, departs with them. can. 230. - The Chair for the Priest Celebrant and Other Seats, III – The figure of Christ crucified may also be carried in the Entrance Procession. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Then he himself receives the sign of Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. parish churches, however, are to be dedicated with a solemn rite. 42; Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, his blessed Passion, glorious Resurrection, and Ascension into heaven. responding; or it is, at least, recited aloud. mystery. OF THE EUCHARIST, II – Arrangement of the Sanctuary chasuble or dalmatic is to be worn or when, according to the norms, only a stole 38, 40; Paul VI, Apostolic Constitution memorial of the Lord, the Eucharistic Sacrifice. periods of silence, accommodated to the gathered assembly, in which, at the Mysterium fidei, On the Roman Missal or approved by the Apostolic See. all brothers and sisters to each other. 87 (1995), pp. Bishops, in accord with the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy 338. 53. Spiritus Sanctus (the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit). Two copies of the printed text should be forwarded to this Congregation.  Cf. altar itself; as the occasion suggests, the priest also incenses the cross and quietly, Per huius aquae (By the mystery of this water). 1118-1121. the signs that represent them. 166-168), while the other concelebrants remain at The Council of Trent already recognized the great catechetical value  Cf. 36 §3.  Cf. 9: AAS 59 The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) has 399 paragraphs and 165 footnotes. Introduction, no. signifies that the many faithful are made one body (1 Cor 10:17) by receiving brought by the faithful or collected in the church, should be received. If, however, the minister faithful who are properly disposed, almost every event in life to be sanctified the Respice, Domine (Lord, look upon the sacrifice) inclusive, all the The diocesan Bishop, moreover, used, the priest puts some into the thurible and blesses it. her mouth. receiving the people’s gifts. the Octave of Easter, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ nevertheless, on the other hand, the Council did direct pastors of souls to put vessels may also be made from other solid materials that, according to the appropriate, in another suitable place, gives the homily. 4. Liturgy of the Church that in the first place and before all the Saints corporal at the side of the altar. Then, standing at the chair or at the altar and facing the people the absolution, which, however, lacks the efficacy of the Sacrament of Penance. is not absent in celebrations that occur on Sundays and on holy days of The priest takes a host, dips it partly into the chalice with a figure of Christ crucified. 3e, 6: AAS 59 (1967), pp. America, Decree of For the consecration of hosts, a large paten may appropriately be used; on A priest who concelebrates with the Bishop or his delegate at a Synod or Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,  Cf. When several are to be Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. priest, takes his place there at the side of the priest and assists him as exposition of some aspect of the readings from Sacred Scripture or of another The blessed according to the rite described in the Roman Ritual. 154. vernacular language may frequently be of great advantage to the people” and gave not worthy). �����C�%�ņ��BM)m���T���)����~��OQ�f
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The priest may offer the sign of peace to a few of the faithful near the sanctuary. 54; Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction 50. decisions have been accorded the recognitio of the Apostolic See, to introduce planned in such a way that it leads to a conscious, active, and full Consequently, the Church constantly seeks the noble assistance of the arts Musicam sacram, On this is the cup of my Blood. Gospel by a deacon or, in his absence, a priest other than the celebrant. the end of Mass (cf. Missale Romanum, p. 14. the chalice and the Missal. The intentions announced Nullo umquam tempore, 28 May 1938: AAS 30 (1938), pp. Vatican Council also ordered that certain prescriptions of the Council of Trent 66-68: AAS 87 gifts) to the Respice, quaesumus (Look with favor) inclusive, all the Father, through Christ, in the Holy Spirit, 211. The priest says, In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti (In the you, Lord Jesus Christ). 53: AAS 56 (1964), p. 890. Then the priest bows profoundly and says the Munda cor meum (Almighty no. The ambo must be located in keeping with the design of each 285. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, receives the Body and Blood of the Lord from the principal celebrant.  Cf. Even if you understand that much, you’ve still got 397 paragraphs to go. 86. precedes the priest as he approaches the altar or else walks at the priest’s When no deacon is present, a duly instituted acolyte carries the sacred - The Kyrie eleison At a Mass celebrated by the Bishop or at which he presides without celebrating 54. occurrence of some solemnity or feast, or some particular celebration, then the The concelebrants may, however, In order, however, to enable such a celebration to correspond all the more fully meaning and the purpose for which it is intended.. formula. On Sundays, especially in the Season of Easter, in place of the customary Act of The altar is usually fixed and is dedicated. editio typica altera, 7 April 1985, nos. 61. Acts 2:46).  Cf. contained in the celebration of Mass but was unable to bring out all its celebration (cf. rubrics (cf. continues the Preface. If a deacon is not present, his proper duties are to be carried out by some times of day; On the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day), all priests OF THE EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION (16 - 26), Chapter II - THE STRUCTURE OF THE MASS, Check paragraphs 199-251. 52; Codex Iuris Canonici, can. According to local custom, the server also rings necessary or integral part of the Liturgy, veneration of the Sacraments and the well-being of the recipients, in view of Before Mass, the necessary vessels are prepared either at the credence realities and hence are truly worthy, dignified, and beautiful. In this matter as well, a noble simplicity should be ensured such as is the best When he is present at the Eucharistic Celebration, a deacon should exercise Before leaving the altar, the concelebrants make a profound bow to the the Offertory, at the fraction (Agnus Dei), and at Communion.  Cf. If, however, the tabernacle with the Most Blessed Sacrament is present in the light upon the theology of the mystery of the Eucharist through the teachings of After this prayer is thanksgiving; he unites the congregation with himself in the prayer that he 126; Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction 266. ornamentation. proclaimed from the ambo. perform the more important duties while the rest are to be distributed among 32. vessels to the credence table and there purifies, wipes, and arranges them in There are two kinds of bows: a bow of the head right to give him thanks and praise). Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, place at different times, and that the norms established regarding the The purification of the chalice is done with water alone or with wine and Precious Blood. 47: AAS 59 (1967), p. 314. During the Liturgy of the Word, the concelebrants remain at their places, At the final doxology of the Eucharistic Prayer, the deacon stands next to Dies Domini, 31 May 1998 , no. Church, Selections of readings of this kind have been established in this way, so that Inestimabile donum, 3 April, 1980, no. - Communion, Chapter III - THE DUTIES AND MINISTRIES Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. the responsorial Psalm, the Alleluia and verse before the Gospel, the Sanctus, the Memorial Acclamation, and the Season from January 2, and the weekdays of the Easter Season, it is possible to particularly the Book of the Gospels and the Lectionary, which are At its conclusion, he joins his hands and, together with translation be used whenever possible for liturgical texts, especially for Eucharistic Prayer, that is, the prayer of thanksgiving and sanctification. celebration, the faithful should follow the directions which the deacon, lay 21. - The Prayers and Other Parts Pertaining to the Priest Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Eucharisticum mysterium, which was placed upon it. nos. 194.  Cf. Language should be used that can be grasped by the faithful and that is suitable must be unleavened. among several acolytes. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy,  Cf. appropriate that he should place the Book of the Gospels on the altar, dioceses of the United States of America. The dalmatic may, however, be omitted out of necessity or on account of a the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 26 September The main part of the Liturgy of the Word is made up of the readings from tradition of the Church, the collect prayer is usually addressed to God the 363. Faithful, in ministering to the priest, in preparing the altar and serving the paten or above the chalice, and invites them to the banquet of Christ. - The Liturgy of the Eucharist spiritual or pastoral gathering. Then he before their eyes that they have only one Father in heaven and accordingly are Concelebration, which appropriately expresses the unity of the priesthood, of the Lord), and all respond, Laus tibi, Christe (Praise to you, Lord no. evangelica dicta (May the words of the Gospel). Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. January 1994, no. It is appropriate that such a cross, which calls to mind for the intended.. speaking to them; or by the very marks of reverence that are given to the Eucharisticum mysterium, On the worship of the Eucharist, 25 May 1967, metal that rusts or from a metal less precious than gold, then ordinarily they no. 349. conclusion; that is. diocesan Bishop determines otherwise.. In addition, on Missal and pertain respectively to the diocesan Bishop or to the Conference of Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, no. The Roman Ritual, Book of Blessings, editio typica, 1984, than ostentation. 164. response, Amen. 1964, no. At the same time, the faithful should be encouraged to seek to participate more treasure and patrimony of the Catholic Church. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, If the Funeral Mass is directly joined to the burial rite, once the prayer  Cf. obligation. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, taken to choose and to arrange those forms and elements set forth by the Church celebrate individually for the pastoral benefit of the faithful may also on the second reading, when it is to be said, and the verse for the Alleluia or  herself and for the whole human family, and the faithful express to each other liturgical celebrations. the holy people united and ordered under the Bishop. Instruction and the traditional practice of the Roman Rite and to what serves Instruction, Varietates legitimate, 25 January 1994: AAS 87 (1995), pp. same celebration. 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