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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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He may also announce the intentions for the Prayer of the Ctaholic and, in the girrm of a psalmist, proclaim the Psalm between the readings. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Archived from the original on Devotions to Our Lady. Augustine of Hippo, Sermo1: When the prayer is concluded, the priest genuflects, takes the host consecrated in the same Mass, and, holding it slightly raised above the paten or above the chalice, while facing the people, says, Ecce Agnus Dei This is the Lamb of God.

Then he places the paten with the bread on the corporal. The priest gives the sign of peace to the minister, if appropriate. The offerings are then brought forward.

In the vesting room or other suitable place, the concelebrants put on the sacred vestments they customarily wear when celebrating Mass individually.

Sacred silence also, as part of the celebration, is to be observed at the designated times. Nor is it lawful to replace the readings and Responsorial Psalm, which contain the Word of God, with other, non-biblical texts. If Communion is given only under the species of bread, the priest raises the host slightly and shows it to each, saying, Corpus Christi The Body of Christ. These ministers should not approach the altar before the priest has received Communion, and they are always to receive from the hands of the priest celebrant the vessel containing either species of the Most Holy Eucharist for distribution to the faithful.


Its purpose is to open the celebration, foster the unity of those who have been gathered, introduce their thoughts to the mystery of the liturgical time or festivity, and accompany the procession of the Priest and ministers. If, however, only one acolyte is present, he should perform the more important duties while the rest are to be distributed among several ministers.

When Holy Communion is cwtholic under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood. The most easily legible on a computer screen is perhaps that of the Salesians of Don Bosco German Salesians.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Mass should not be celebrated without a minister or at least one of the faithful, except for a just and reasonable cause. Having bowed to the altar, he then takes up the Book of the Gospels which was placed upon it. He consumes a little of the Blood of Christ and hands the chalice to the deacon or a concelebrant. Then the priest invites those present to take part in the Act of Penitence, which, after a brief pause for silence, the entire community carries out through a formula of general confession.

Otherwise the priest himself says it after he has received Communion and before he distributes Communion to the faithful.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Mark Rotherham on Laudato Si In performing this function girmm commentator stands in an appropriate place facing the faithful, but not at the ambo. Footnotes [ 37 ] Cf. All listen and at the end respond to the acclamation, as noted above no. What is the GIRM?


In a concelebration where a priest presides, however, the concelebrant who in the absence of a deacon proclaims the Gospel neither requests nor receives the blessing of the principal celebrant. The Homily is part of the Liturgy and is highly recommended, [62] for it is necessary for the nurturing of the Christian life.

As for catbolic actual sign of peace to be given, the manner is to be established by the Conferences of Bishops in accordance with the culture and customs of the peoples. In addition, certain adaptations are indicated in the proper place in the Missal and pertain respectively to the diocesan Bishop or to the Conference of Bishops, in accord with the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [35] cf.

The deacon, however, consumes at the altar all that remains of the Precious Blood, assisted, if necessary, by some of catolic concelebrants.

Chapter II: The Structure of the Mass, Its Elements, and Its Parts

At the ambo, the priest opens the book and, with hands joined, says, Dominus vobiscum The Lord be with youand the cathlic respond, Et cum spiritu tuo And also with you. Then, as appropriate, a few moments of silence may be observed. 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.