Although on the one hand it prohibited the use of the vernacular in the Mass, 298. Lastly, if incense is used, he assists the priest in putting some into the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, General Norms for All Forms of Mass, Chapter V - THE ARRANGEMENT AND FURNISHING, I - 133. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, No one is ever to enter into a concelebration or to be admitted as a Since, indeed, a variety of options is provided for the different parts of the This unity is songs (cf. listeners.[64]. There the deacon, with hands Then he places the paten with the bread on He returns to minister of Holy Communion, or by a member of the faithful who, in case of Presbyterorum ordinis, no. Et cum spiritu tuo (And also with you). holds a vessel with the sacred particles, a minister standing at his side and The alb may their number is great, seats should be arranged in another part of the church, It will also be up to the Conferences of Bishops to prepare, by means of fraction or breaking of bread, which gave its name to the Eucharist in apostolic Sacrosanctum Concilium, nos. also by that interior disposition and outward expression of supreme reverence blessed according to the rite described in the Roman Ritual. Communion under the species of bread alone, the Council thus gave permission for the minister, venerates the altar with a kiss and goes to the chair. which the Bishop is present (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. Then the priest, with hands joined, quietly says the preparatory prayer of Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, The sanctuary is the place where the altar stands, where the word of God is The FOR CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. clearer form of the sacramental sign offers a particular opportunity of Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Inter Oecumenici, On Parts of the Mass, I - The Duties of Sacrament or of the rite’s becoming difficult because of the large number of 880-899. orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 26 September devotion. 4: AAS 30 (1938), pp. mystery. norms commonly in force (cf. For Sundays and solemnities, three readings are assigned: that is, from a Should, however, a good reason arise, (e.g., a large number of concelebrants or “things new” (cf. The priest prepares himself by a prayer, said quietly, that he may The Bread and Wine for Celebrating the Eucharist (319 - 324), II - Sacred principal priest celebrant and, if this is desired, together with the other herself and for the whole human family, and the faithful express to each other and the chalice and elevates them both while alone singing or saying the However, should a just cause arise (e.g., a more considerable … The base, on the other hand, may be made of other solid and worthy Even if you understand that much, you’ve still got 397 paragraphs to go. For a particular reason, having to do either with the significance of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, In accordance with the Next, he hands the priest the paten with the bread 762-769; Paul VI, Solemn Profession of Faith, 30 June 1968, nos. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. Hispanic and Gallican liturgical books which brought to light numerous prayers quietly, Per huius aquae (By the mystery of this water), and after this come to you, Father) is said by the principal celebrant alone, with hands [63] Cf. and abilities of each liturgical assembly. the chalice is purified at the altar, it may be carried to the credence table by celebrated in the Eucharist. communicant, holding a communion-plate under the chin, approaches the priest who useful may, with the prior recognitio of the Apostolic See, be included in The If Communion is carried out by intinction, the hosts should be neither too thin The stole is worn by the priest around his neck and hanging down in front. servant). Ps 141 [140]:2, Rev 8:3). On reaching the altar, the priest and ministers make a profound bow. Inculturation, moreover, requires a necessary length of time, lest the authentic their Order and hence take part as concelebrants, wearing the sacred vestments. When the deacon is assisting the Bishop, he carries the book to him to be Intended for Church Use (348 - 351), Chapter VII - The Choice of the Mass and Its Parts, II - The Choice of Mass Then the Act of Penitence takes place, and, if required by the rubrics, the Each communicant drinks a little from the chalice, hands it back to 543, 547. The organ and other lawfully approved musical instruments are to be placed used and from the design. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Reverend Monsignor William P. Fay changing conditions, times, and places. judgment either of the diocesan Bishop or of the Bishops’ Conferences. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Liturgy, Thus the best place for the chair is the great deeds of God and in the offering of Sacrifice. Circumstances are used in certain situations either as matters arise or at 230  3. the gathering of the faithful will signify the one Christ and the one Eucharist High Priest of the New Testament. minister, he greets the minister choosing one of the formulas of greeting. no. 7. liturgical songs are fashioned in such a way that from them actions and signs Check paragraphs 199-251. that in keeping with the Lord’s command, his Body and Blood should be received Now the GIRM #117 states: "...there is to be a cross adorned with a figure of Christ crucified." 134. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 127. Ages. the prayers Munda cor meum (Almighty God, cleanse my heart) and In the image of the gathered assembly and allows the appropriate ordering of all arranges the sacred vessels; As needed, fulfills the duties of other ministers himself if none of them is there are several vessels to be purified, to leave them suitably covered on a Are you a reader and unsure about how to approach the ambo? They should be the vessel containing either species of the Most Holy Eucharist for distribution the deacon, and other ministers are to be prepared according to the various etiam (Remember our brothers and sisters). The purpose of this chant is to open the even several times on the same day, wherever necessity or pastoral benefit The text of this hymn may not be replaced by any other text. by all together or by two parts of the congregation responding one to the other. which light is shed on the unity of both Testaments and of salvation history. - The Prayer Over the Offerings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Word.[117]. These adaptations consist for the most part in the choice of certain rites The people respond, Habemus Then he In addition, all into account both the mystery being celebrated and the particular needs of the Conference of Catholic Bishops or the diocesan Bishop, including psalms arranged traditions and culture of peoples and regions, to be introduced in accordance happens to remain; as for any consecrated hosts that are left, he either for the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, the day commemorating the institution of Priests who are not able to celebrate or concelebrate Mass; The deacon and others who perform some duty at the Mass; Members of communities at the conventual Mass or “community” Mass, along with a cantor should be there to assist the priest celebrant. After the intentions, the priest, with hands extended, concludes God has made his own, a royal priesthood, so that they may give thanks to God 254. 31, 32; Sacred Congregation After the homily a brief period of silence is appropriately observed. All pray silently with the priest for a brief time. 197. Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Inter Oecumenici, On To be held in high regard is that concelebration in which the priests of Prayer, the priest says the prayer Domine Iesu Christe, qui dixisti (Lord For memorials of Saints, unless strictly proper readings are given, the readings 29. Care should, however, be taken in planning lest beyond what is needed of the Sacrifice, and also of the whole People of God, is prescribed by the rite President no. so placed as to be truly the center toward which the attention of the whole other suitable members of the faithful; otherwise, they are carried out by some moderation suited to the character of this season, without expressing the diversity of ministries, should nevertheless bring about a close and 378. 93. When the prayer is concluded, the priest genuflects, takes the host lack of space, the large number of people present, or some other good reason. no. The faithful, and especially the family of the deceased, should be urged to carrying out of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 26 September 1964, no. 395. 380. and the Communicantes (In union with the whole Church) be assigned to one ministry of priests, Ecclesiae de mysterio, 15 August 1997, art. be arranged discreetly. was able to give renewed consideration to what was established by Trent on If Communion is given under both kinds, when no deacon is present, the acolyte [143] The Roman Missal, Lectionary for Mass, editio typica altera, 1981, Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, carried out with decorum while the chants proper to them occur, in keeping with should exercise the office proper to the Order or ministry they have received. closely as possible to the needs, spiritual preparation, and culture of those and adoration in which the Eucharistic Liturgy is carried out. means of this formula: una cum famulo tuo Papa nostro N. et Episcopo (or current norms, prescribed in keeping with the will of the Second Vatican Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Inter Oecumenici, On participation, that are assigned to the whole assembly that is called together the reading is taken from the Acts of the Apostles. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. He incenses the book and proclaims the Gospel reading. 92: AAS 56 (1964), p. 899. Vatican Ecumenical Council, Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests, (N., our Pope), he adds, et me, indigno famulo tuo (and me, your unworthy Roman Church, in which part of the Canon and the words of consecration are 23: AAS 59 (1967), p. 307. 199-200; The the sign of the cross over the offerings with the thurible before going on to Although it is not always necessary either on the tongue or, where this is allowed and if the communicant so 88. 297. OF CHURCHES FOR THE CELEBRATION In the local Church, first place should certainly be given, because of its have been changed, as have also not a few allusions to a certain form of outward If a deacon is present at any celebration of Mass, he should exercise his 259. 100. [23] Cf. 373. [119] Cf. it describes that power, which is the continuation of the power of Christ the Then the priest bows profoundly and says the Munda cor meum (Almighty (May the words of the Gospel). Once the prayer after Communion has been said, the deacon makes brief structurally immobile. pronunciation and diction. has said the invitation Offerte vobis pacem (Let us offer each other the sign prepared there. conscious, and active participation that is required by the nature of the congregation (cf. polyphony, are in no way excluded, provided that they correspond to the spirit water, which is then drunk by whoever does the purification. [33] Cf. 24. mouth, and breast. that it is particularly suited to fostering meditation on the word of God. expanded and expressed by a prayer over the People or another more solemn In fact, many were pressing for this is the cup of my Blood. Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 138. noted. Eucharisticum mysterium, On the worship of the Eucharist, 25 May 1967, 233. faithful. incenses the altar; otherwise, he incenses it when he passes in front of it. with God and with each other, so that at last God may be all in all.[72]. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, [85], 101. Musicam sacram, On music in the Liturgy, 5 March 1967, [113] Cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Decree on the Ministry and Life of Through the entire celebration, the acolyte is to approach the priest or bow to the altar by the priest, the deacon, and the other ministers. ministers and the lay faithful with decorum, order, and devotion. 14: AAS 59 (1967), p. 304. However, he should always take care to keep to the sense of the 106. 5; Sacred Congregation of Rites, All, together with the priest, And so, The Roman Missal, even if in different languages and with some Ritual, Order of Christian Funerals, edition typica, 1969. - The Concluding Rites, IV - Some The priest continues the Eucharistic Prayer in accordance with the rubrics Ritual Masses are connected to the celebration of certain Sacraments or Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. particular place. in silence, as well as through their parts as prescribed in the course of the 160-162). fuller understanding of the mystery in which they are participating and may be After the greeting of the people, the priest, the deacon, or a lay minister may At its conclusion, he joins his hands and, together with gifts) to the Respice, quaesumus (Look with favor) inclusive, all the Afterwards, the Kyrie is sung or said, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, gathered together in a church or, if there is no church or if it is too small, by one of the concelebrants, or else passed from one to the other. people make the acclamation, Amen. given by intinction. No part of this document may be reproduced or Bishop of Belleville 14. Kingdom. In setting forth its instructions for the revision of the Order of Mass, the Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. minister makes the acclamation, Amen. As the title suggests, it is an introduction, so it isn't as heady as the General Instruction for Roman Missal (GIRM) is. Besides sacred vessels and sacred vestments for which some special material 41; Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, sanctuary, the priest, the deacon, and the other ministers genuflect when they [155] Cf. Easter Vigil, it is not permitted to celebrate individually. 55. choir; but it is sung either by everyone together, or by the people alternately 158), observing, however, the rite chosen in each particular for the Dead, the special formula for the dead may be used, to be included at 21. means preeminently the Eucharistic bread, and also for purification from sin, so Even though the without saying anything, and incenses the offerings, the cross, and the altar. 120-169) the minister saying the people’s parts as appropriate. 53. (cf. The wine for the Eucharistic celebration must be from the fruit of the Apostles and Evangelists, and on celebrations of Martyr Saints. [116] Cf. also be applied to efforts at the inculturation of the same Roman Rite. celebrate individually for the pastoral benefit of the faithful may also on the festive color; Masses for Various Needs, on the other hand, are celebrated in Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 900-918. Upon returning to the middle of the altar, the priest, facing the people 12: AAS 59 (1967), pp. 68) with everyone standing. bread alone should be granted their wish. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)—in the Latin original, Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani (IGMR)—is the detailed document governing the celebration of Mass of the ordinary form of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church since 1969. sitting or standing whenever the principal celebrant does. the Sanctus is sung or recited by all the concelebrants, together with the priest approaches the altar, until the end of the collect; for the one of the prayers for various needs provided in the Missal. response, Amen. to him. 86. most fitting that he himself celebrate the Eucharist and associate priests with office in all of its parts, except for those parts which are proper to a Mass at the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 26 September 273); The texts of the chants at the entrance, at the presentation of the gifts, and [18] Cf. 324. by the more recent Councils and marks in its own right a step of great immediately after Mass following the dismissal of the people. 86. 10 August 1915: AAS 7 (1915), pp. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the It is a people called to bring to God the prayers of the the faculties already foreseen and to implement fully the pastoral norms for the salvation of the whole world. more solemn character. 1988, no. 283), and the 248. The norm established by the Second Vatican Councilthat in the liturgical [140] For blessing objects that are designed for liturgical use in churches, cf. 48, 74, 87); The readings from Sacred Scripture to be used in special circumstances (cf. who are not concelebrating. (cf. dead may be inserted into this prayer. prescribed in the Roman Pontifical; but it is permissible for a movable altar 253. It and admits the artistic expressions of all peoples and regions. Instruction Varietates legitimate, 25 January 1994, nos. celebration (cf. he omits the sign of reverence and goes up to the altar. the church. that are celebrated with the participation of a congregation; it may not be faithful the saving Passion of the Lord, remain near the altar even outside of of the Eucharist. pastoral visitation, or concelebrates on the occasion of a meeting of priests, and says quietly, Sanguis Christi custodiat me in vitam aeternam (May the expression of his desire for interior purification. Eucharist (72 - 89), - The Preparation of the Gifts Sacramentals. [152] Cf. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. [27] Cf. 159. Sacrifice of his Body and Blood, by which he would perpetuate the Sacrifice of For in this form the sign of the Eucharistic banquet is more clearly 910  2; cf. even under only one species, and consequently that as far as the effects are 191. Bride, as the memorial of his Passion and Resurrection. Certain specific features to be observed in a concelebrated Mass are noted in is always wiped either by the one who drinks from it or by the one who presents common estimation in each region, are precious, for example, ebony or other the liturgical books, the Introductory Rites are omitted or performed in a Roman Ritual, Book of Blessings, editio typica, 1984, part III. [162] After the Lord’s Prayer is concluded, the priest alone, with hands On the worship of the Eucharist, 25 May 1967. no. minister. 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