In truly difficult times, when the Catholic faith in the sacrificial nature of the . character of the Sacred Liturgy And since no Catholic would now deny a sacred. Second Edition of the General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM) approved by Pope Paul VI and declared by the Congregation for Divine Worship to be. 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

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During the Eucharistic Prayer, the deacon stands near the priest but slightly behind him, so that when needed he may assist the priest with the chalice or the Missal. At the Last Supper Christ instituted the Paschal Sacrifice and banquet, by which the Sacrifice of the Cross is continuously made present cztholic the Church whenever the Priest, representing Christ the Lord, carries out what the Lord himself did and handed over to his disciples to be done in his ccatholic.

The Eucharistic Prayer requires that everybody listens to it with reverence and in silence. When the deacon is assisting the Bishop, he carries the book to him to be kissed, or else kisses it himself, saying quietly, Per evangelica dicta firm May the words of the Gospel.

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For this same reason, concelebration is recommended whenever priests gather together with their own Bishop either on the occasion of a retreat or at any other meeting. The people make the prayer their own by the acclamation, Amen. In the ministry of the altar, the acolyte has his own functions cf. At the end of the prayer the people say the acclamation, Amen. Conference of Catholic Bishops at www. The people rise and make their response: The Priest pronounces the invitation to the prayer, and all the faithful say the prayer with him; then the Priest alone adds the embolism, which the people conclude by means of the doxology.

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The Mass is made up, as it were, of two parts: The cathllic congregation remains seated and listens but, as a rule, takes part by singing the response, except when the Psalm is sung straight through igrm a response.

Great importance should also be attached to a Mass celebrated with any community, but especially with the parish community, inasmuch as it represents the universal Church gathered at a given time and place. The homily is part of the Liturgy and is strongly recommended, [63] for it is necessary for the nurturing of the Christian life.


For the sacred Order of the diaconate has been held in high honor in the Church even from the time of the Apostles. Indeed, since the use of the vernacular in the sacred Liturgy may certainly be considered an important means for presenting more clearly the catechesis regarding the mystery that is inherent in the celebration itself, the Second Vatican Council also ordered that certain prescriptions of the Council of Trent that had not been followed everywhere be brought to fruition, such as the homily to be given on Sundays and holy days [17] and the faculty to interject certain explanations during the sacred rites themselves.

During a season when the Alleluia is to be said, either the Alleluia Psalm or the responsorial Psalm followed by the Alleluia with its verse may be used; During the season when the Alleluia is not to be said, either the psalm and the verse before the Gospel or the psalm alone may be used; The Alleluia or verse before the Gospel may be omitted if they are not sung.

It provides the theological perspective and liturgical laws governing how we celebrate the Mass of the Roman Rite throughout the world. The cross, if situated on or near the altar, is incensed by the priest before he incenses the altar; otherwise, he incenses it when he passes in front of it.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church W. Cafholic acclamation is usually pronounced twice, though it is not to be excluded that it be gorm several times, by reason of the character of the various languages, as well as of the artistry of the music or of other circumstances.

In the celebration of the Mass with a congregation, the readings are catholoc proclaimed from the ambo. On Holy Thursday, however, and for Mass of the Easter Vigil, it is not permitted to celebrate individually.

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Acta Apostolicae Sedis 72p. The offerings of the faithful are received by the priest, assisted by the acolyte or other minister. He is preceded by a thurifer, carrying a thurible with smoking incense, and by servers with lighted candles. Nevertheless, it must be held at different times or in distinct sacred places. Whenever a fragment of the host adheres to his fingers, especially after the fraction or the Communion of virm faithful, the priest is to wipe his fingers over the paten or, if necessary, wash them.

Then, together with the priest, the deacon venerates the altar with a kiss, makes a profound bow, and departs in a manner similar to the procession beforehand. If incense is used, the priest then puts some in the thurible, blesses it without saying anything, and incenses the offerings, the cross, and the altar. Cyril of Jerusalem, and St. These prayers are addressed to God by the Priest who presides over the assembly in the person of Cahtolic, in the name of the entire holy people and of all present.


Singing may always accompany the rite at the offertory, even when there is no procession with the gifts.

The Gloria in excelsis Glory to God in the highest is a most ancient and venerable hymn by which the Church, gathered in the Holy Spirit, glorifies and entreats God the Father and the Lamb.

The people respond, Habemus ad Dominum We lift them up to the Lord. After placing the chalice upon the altar, the priest bows profoundly and says quietly, In spiritu humilitatis Lord God, we ask you to receive us.

Hence the psalmist, or cantor of the Psalm, sings the Psalm verses at the ambo or another suitable place, while the whole congregation sits and listens, normally taking part by means of the response, except when the Psalm is sung straight through, that is, without a response.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

The homily should ordinarily be given catholjc the priest celebrant himself. After the Penitential Act, the Kyrie, eleison Lord, have mercyis always begun, unless it has already been part of the Penitential Act.

Acta Apostolicae Sedis 81p. Even money or other gifts for the cayholic or for the Church, brought by the faithful or collected in the church, are acceptable; given their purpose, they are to be put in a suitable place away from the Eucharistic table.

The Quaesumus igitur, Domine Father, may this Holy Spirit with hands extended toward the offerings; The Ipse enim, cum hora venisset He always loved those and the Simili modo When supper was ended with hands joined; While speaking the cathoolic of the Lord, each extends his right hand toward the bread and toward the chalice, if this seems appropriate; as the host and the chalice are shown, however, they look toward them and afterwards bow profoundly; The Unde et nos Father, we now celebrate and the Respice, Domine Lord, look upon this sacrifice with hands outstretched.

Then, as appropriate, a few moments of silence may be observed.

The Eucharistic Prayer demands that all listen to it with reverence and in silence.