Latin GIRM (Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani) — Roman Missal, 3rd Edition in GIRM (in English) • Preferred Version from MR3. Today’s post covers the first two sections in GIRM’s Chapter Two, “Structure, Elements and Parts of the Posted on 7 November by catholicsensibility. So when does the GIRM tell us layfolk what to do? The faithful should stand from Posted on 22 November by catholicsensibility. Okay. So when does .

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Those concelebrants nearer the principal celebrant receive the Sign of Peace from him before the Deacon does. After the prayer In spiritu humilitatis With humble spirit or after the incensation, the Priest washes his hands standing at the side of the altar and, as the minister pours the water, says quietly, Lava me, Domine Wash me, O Lord. Then he himself receives the Sign of Peace from the Priest and may offer it to those other ministers who are nearest to him.

At the end, the reader pronounces the acclamation The word of the Lord, and all reply, Thanks be to God. In the dioceses of the United States of America, the following may also be sung in place of the Psalm assigned in the Lectionary for Mass: The verses are taken from the Lectionary or the Gradual.

Chapter IV: The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass

Is there some sort of Roman instruction that clarified then this occurs? The Deacon exercises his ministry near the altar, assisting whenever necessary with the chalice and the Missal. When the homily is completed, a period of silence may be observed. If the vessels are purified at the altar, they are carried to the credence table by a minister. When the Entrance Chant is concluded, with everybody standing, the Priest and faithful sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross.


The Communion of the concelebrants may also be arranged in such a way that each communicates from the Body of the Lord at the altar and, immediately afterwards, from the Blood of the Lord.

And was it voted on by the actual people these frilly hierarchs are supposed to be serving?

Those who take up the collection in the church. If, in fact, only one acolyte is present, he should perform the more important duties while the rest are to be distributed among several ministers.

When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, proclaims the Gospel. Thus it is appropriate, insofar as possible, that the acolyte occupy a place from which he can conveniently carry out his ministry either at the chair or at the altar.

They are then accepted at an appropriate grm by the gigm or the deacon and carried to the altar. Those present turn towards the ambo as a sign of special reverence to the Gospel of Christ. Giem tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy spirit, one God, forever and ever ; If it is directed to the Son: While the Agnus Dei is sung or said, the deacons or some of the concelebrants may help the principal celebrant break the hosts for Communion, both birm the concelebrants and of the people.

Then the priest, with hands joined, quietly says the preparatory prayer of Communion: Email required Address never made public.

The Concluding Rites are carried out as at a Mass with the people, but the Ite, missa est Go forth, the Mass is ended is omitted. When the distribution of Communion is finished, as circumstances suggest, the priest and faithful spend some time praying privately.


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. For in the readings, as explained by the homily, God speaks to his people, [58] opening up to them the mystery of redemption and salvation, and offering them spiritual nourishment; and Christ himself is present in the midst of the faithful through his word.

With hands joined, he faces the people and says, Let us offer each other the sign of peace. The homily is usually given by the principal celebrant or by one of the concelebrants. For the needs of the Church; b.

The same applies for the other ministries. Then, with hands extended, he says the prayer itself together with the other concelebrants, who also pray with hands extended and with the people.

Chapter IV: The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass

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 the homily cf. Likewise, after the distribution of Communion is complete, a duly instituted acolyte helps the Priest or Deacon to purify and arrange the sacred vessels. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: There the deacon, with hands joined, greets the people, saying, Dominus vobiscum The Lord be with you.

Seats and texts for the concelebrating priests; On the credence table: From the epiclesis until the Priest shows the chalice, the Deacon usually remains kneeling.