no. 128. This Mass is a time for Catholics to remember the Last Supper where Jesus and his apostles gathered to celebrate Passover. 13). [37] Cf. <> 123. %PDF-1.7 The Place for the Choir and the Musical Instruments, 312. If the celebrant is a Bishop, in the Prayers, after the words Papa nostro N. (N., our Pope), he adds, et me, indigno famulo tuo (and me, your unworthy servant). If a deacon is not present, his proper duties are to be carried out by some of the concelebrants. 548-549. 542, 544-545. Sacred vessels are to be made from precious metal. 41. 131. The priest then washes his hands at the side of the altar, a rite that is an expression of his desire for interior purification. 178. In the dioceses of the United States of America there are four options for the Entrance Chant: (1) the antiphon from The Roman Missal or the Psalm from the Roman Gradual as set to music there or in another musical setting; (2) the seasonal antiphon and Psalm of the Simple Gradual; (3) a song from another collection of psalms and antiphons, approved by the Conference of Bishops or the diocesan Bishop, including psalms arranged in responsorial or metrical forms; (4) a suitable liturgical song similarly approved by the Conference of Bishops or the diocesan Bishop.[55]. <> 47. 292. 389. O_h\zx\#MRg#Ox>^lO3 2V_o# 25. 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. Sacred Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments, Instruction Immensae caritatis, 29 January 1973, no. xref 47: AAS 59 (1967), p. 565. Where it is indicated in the rubrics, the celebrant is permitted to adapt them somewhat in order that they respond to the understanding of those participating. 401-404. 0000006649 00000 n [156] The special norms given in the Instruction On the Roman Liturgy and Inculturation[157] should be carefully observed. (Paris, 1941-), p. 62; Statuta Concilii Hipponensis Breviata, 21: CCSL 149, p. 39. 48; Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Eucharisticum mysterium, On the worship of the Eucharist, 25 May 1967, no. 52). Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. Adaptations Within the Competence of Bishops and Bishops Conferences, 386. [116] The altar is usually fixed and is dedicated. [52] Therefore, attention should be paid to what is determined by this General Instruction and the traditional practice of the Roman Rite and to what serves the common spiritual good of the People of God, rather than private inclination or arbitrary choice. [6] Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, nos. Therefore, when the Second Vatican Council convened in order to accommodate the Church to the requirements of her proper apostolic office precisely in these times, it examined thoroughly, as had Trent, the instructive and pastoral character of the sacred Liturgy. Holy Thursday Order of Service - St. James the Apostle Parish Priest's Words are in blue color. Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Inter Oecumenici, On the orderly carrying out of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 26 September 1964, no. A good way to describe the Mass is to say that it is Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday made present today in ritual. no. nos. If the prayer is directed to the Father: Per Christum Dominum nostrum (Through Christ our Lord); If it is directed to the Father, but the Son is mentioned at the end: Qui vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum (Who lives and reigns forever and ever); If it is directed to the Son: Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum (You live and reign forever and ever). <> 219. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. Since the Eucharistic Celebration is the Paschal Banquet, it is desirable that in keeping with the Lords command, his Body and Blood should be received as spiritual food by the faithful who are properly disposed. [143] The Roman Missal, Lectionary for Mass, editio typica altera, 1981, Introduction, no. In the local Church, first place should certainly be given, because of its significance, to the Mass at which the Bishop presides, surrounded by his presbyterate, deacons, and lay ministers,[91] and in which the holy people of God participate fully and actively, for it is there that the preeminent expression of the Church is found. 259. Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Musicam sacram, On music in the Liturgy, 5 March 1967, no. The faithful, moreover, should not refuse to serve the People of God gladly whenever they are asked to perform some particular ministry or function in the celebration. [22] Cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. The homily should ordinarily be given by the priest celebrant himself. 0000002704 00000 n 31. Council of Trent, session 21, Doctrina de communione sub utraque specie et parvulorum, 16 July 1562, chapters 1-3: Denz-Schn, 1725-1729. John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Vicesimus quintus annus, 4 December 1988, no. The concelebrants do likewise, communicating themselves. 91. Although it is not always necessary (e.g., in weekday Masses) to sing all the texts that are of themselves meant to be sung, every care should be taken that singing by the ministers and the people is not absent in celebrations that occur on Sundays and on holy days of obligation. The Collect When this hymn is concluded, the Priest, says: Let us pray. In order not to distract the attention of the faithful from the new altar, the old altar should not be decorated in any special way. Sacred pastors should take care to ensure that the faithful who participate in the rite or are present at it are as fully aware as possible of the Catholic teaching on the form of Holy Communion as set forth by the Ecumenical Council of Trent. Likewise, seats should be arranged in the sanctuary for concelebrating priests as well as for priests who are present for the celebration in choir dress but who are not concelebrating. For the proper construction, restoration, and remodeling of sacred buildings, all who are involved in the work are to consult the diocesan commission on the sacred Liturgy and sacred Art. 387, 388-393). To be held in high regard is that concelebration in which the priests of each diocese concelebrate with their own Bishop at a stational Mass, especially on the more solemn days of the liturgical year, at the Ordination Mass of a new Bishop of the diocese or of his Coadjutor or Auxiliary, at the Chrism Mass, at the Evening Mass of the Lords Supper, at celebrations of the Founder Saint of a local Church or the Patron of the diocese, on anniversaries of the Bishop, and, lastly, on the occasion of a Synod or a pastoral visitation. Council of Trent, session 21, Doctrina de communione sub utraque specie et parvulorum, chapter 2: Denz-Schn, 1725-1728. Sacred Congregation of Rites, Instruction Eucharisticum mysterium, On the worship of the Eucharist, 25 May 1967, nos. ARRANGEMENT OF THE SANCTUARY FOR THE SACRED SYNAXIS (EUCHARISTIC ASSEMBLY), 295. [25], 17. 570-571; Paul VI, Encyclical Letter Mysterium fidei, On the doctrine and worship of the Eucharist, 3 September 1965: AAS 57(1965), pp. 9. In addition, this Mass is the memorial of that love by which the Lord loved us even to death. A priest who concelebrates with the Bishop or his delegate at a Synod or pastoral visitation, or concelebrates on the occasion of a meeting of priests, may celebrate Mass again for the benefit of the faithful. The previous Roman Missal(Sacramentary)seemed to indicate that the stripping of the altar followed immediately, whereas the current Roman Missal notes,"At an appropriate time" the altar is stripped (EM, no. 321. 0000006279 00000 n 286. 284. [87] Cf. In all that pertains to Communion under both kinds, the Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America are to be followed (see nos. The priest goes up to the altar and venerates it with a kiss. Meanwhile the Agnus Dei is sung or said by the choir and congregation (cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 0000003808 00000 n After the prayer over the offerings has been said by the principal celebrant, the concelebrants approach the altar and stand around it, but in such a way that they do not obstruct the execution of the rites and that the sacred action may be seen clearly by the faithful. All who wear an alb should use a cincture and an amice unless, due to the form of the alb, they are not needed. 0000003331 00000 n When he is present at the Eucharistic Celebration, a deacon should exercise his ministry, wearing sacred vestments. If, however, there is no Offertory chant and the organ is not played, in the presentation of the bread and wine the priest may say the formulas of blessing aloud, to which the people make the acclamation, Benedictus Deus in saecula (Blessed be God for ever). Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Sacrum diaconatus ordinem, 18 June 1967: AAS 59 (1967), pp. 368. This teaching, which is concisely expressed in the statement already contained in the ancient Sacramentary commonly known as the LeonineAs often as the commemoration of this sacrifice is celebrated, the work of our redemption is carried out[3]is aptly and accurately developed in the Eucharistic Prayers. A bow signifies reverence and honor shown to the persons themselves or to the signs that represent them. 37b), which continues at least until the gifts have been placed on the altar. 320. In fact, the rite to be described below foresees a greater number of ministers. 102. They are prohibited on Sundays of Advent, Lent, and Easter, on solemnities, on the days within the Octave of Easter, on the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day), on Ash Wednesday, and during Holy Week, taking due account of the norms given in the ritual books or in the Masses themselves. 55. Another way of dividing a Mass is into its "ordinary" partsthose texts which, with some variations, are part of the Mass on a daily basisand its "proper" partsthe texts of prayers and selection of Scripture readings proper to the specific feast, feria or other occasion being observed. Amen. If there is no singing at the entrance, the antiphon in the Missal is recited either by the faithful, or by some of them, or by a lector; otherwise, it is recited by the priest himself, who may even adapt it as an introductory explanation (cf. Do this in memory of me. Accordingly, the Church has arranged the entire celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist in parts corresponding to precisely these words and actions of Christ: At the Preparation of the Gifts, the bread and the wine with water are brought to the altar, the same elements that Christ took into his hands. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. If any of the Precious Blood is spilled, the area where the spill occurred should be washed with water, and this water should then be poured into the sacrarium in the sacristy. Finally, the purpose of pursuing inculturation is not in any way the creation of new families of rites, but aims rather at meeting the needs of a particular culture in such a way that adaptations introduced either in the Missal or in combination with other liturgical books are not at variance with the distinctive character of the Roman Rite. Furthermore, if the inner elements of this tradition are reflected upon, it also becomes clear how outstandingly and felicitously the older Roman Missal is brought to fulfillment in the new. After the reading that immediately precedes the Gospel, the Alleluia or another chant indicated by the rubrics is sung, as required by the liturgical season. 0000015293 00000 n 0000013961 00000 n In the choice of materials for sacred furnishings, besides those which are traditional, others are acceptable if by contemporary standards they are considered to be noble, are durable, and are well suited for sacred use. He consumes a little of the Blood of Christ and hands the chalice to the deacon or a concelebrant. trailer The most likely time this would occur is at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday. 398. At the end of the prayer the people say the acclamation, Amen. Facing the minister, he greets the minister choosing one of the formulas of greeting. 17: AAS 72 (1980), p. 338. . 34. THE ORDER OF MASS 7. you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. A proper arrangement of a church and its surroundings that appropriately meets contemporary needs requires attention not only to the elements related more directly to the celebration of the sacred actions but also to those things conducive to the appropriate comfort of the faithful that are normally forthcoming in places where people regularly gather. It begins with the Introductory Rites and ends with the Concluding Rites. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. In the dioceses of the United States of America, sacred vessels may also be made from other solid materials that, according to the common estimation in each region, are precious, for example, ebony or other hard woods, provided that such materials are suited to sacred use and do not easily break or deteriorate. The offerings of the faithful are received by the priest, assisted by the acolyte or other minister. It is a praiseworthy practice for the parts that are to be said by all the concelebrants together and for which musical notation is provided in the Missal to be sung. Among the faithful, the schola cantorum or choir exercises its own liturgical function, ensuring that the parts proper to it, in keeping with the different types of chants, are properly carried out and fostering the active participation of the faithful through the singing.