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Msgr. James Patrick Moroney Executive Director, Secretariat for the Liturgy United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The English. Latin GIRM (Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani) — Roman Missal, 3rd Edition in GIRM (in English) • Preferred Version from MR3. Ed.) (Liturgy Documentary) [Usccb] on The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), from the Roman Missal, Third December 9,

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According to local custom, the server also rings the bell as the priest shows the host and then the chalice. It is moreover appropriate, whenever possible, and especially on Sundays and holy days of obligation, that the celebration of this Mass take place with singing and with a suitable number of ministers. Three swings of the thurible are used to incense: Upon returning to the middle of the altar, the priest, facing the people and extending and then joining his hands, invites the people to pray, saying, Orate, fratres Pray, brethren.

All listen and at the end respond to the acclamation, as noted above no. From the epiclesis until the priest shows the chalice, the deacon normally remains kneeling. On the altar itself may be placed a Book of the Gospels distinct from the book of other readings, unless it is carried in the Entrance Procession. If incense is used, before the procession begins, the priest puts some in the thurible and blesses it with the Sign of the Cross without saying anything.

When no deacon is present, a duly instituted acolyte carries the sacred vessels to the credence uxccb and there purifies, wipes, and arranges them in the usual way.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Then he takes the chalice, saying quietly, Sanguis Christi custodiat me in vitam aeternam May the Blood of Christ keep me safe for eternal lifeand reverently partakes of the Blood of Christ.

Before leaving the altar, the concelebrants make a profound bow to the altar. The Priest blesses him, saying, May the Lord be in your heart. Then the priest places the paten and the chalice on the corporal. In addition to those cases given in the ritual books, Communion under both kinds is permitted for:. After the prayer over the offerings has been said by gir 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.

Otherwise the priest himself says it after he has received Communion and before he distributes Communion to the faithful. The Homily is usually given by the principal celebrant or by one of the concelebrants. In which the whole congregation, joining with the heavenly powers, sings the Sanctus. At the words et incarnatus est, etc. Great importance should therefore be attached to the use of singing in the celebration of the Mass, with due consideration ysccb the culture of the people and abilities of each liturgical assembly.


The concelebrants approach the altar one gurm another or, if two chalices are used, two by two. The Diocesan Bishop, or one who is equivalent to the Diocesan Bishop in law, must be mentioned by means of this formula: Do this in memory of me.

The priest, standing at the chair or at the ambo usvcb or, when appropriate, in another suitable place, gives the homily. If the Book of the Gospels is on the altar, the priest then takes it and goes to the ambo, carrying the Book of the Gospels slightly elevated and preceded by the lay ministers, who may carry the thurible and the candles.

Upon reaching the altar, the acolyte places the cross upright near the altar so that it may serve as the altar cross; otherwise, he puts it in a worthy place.

Chapter IV: The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass

From the Supplices ergo te, Domine And so, Father, we bring you these gifts to the Respice, quaesumus Look with favor inclusive, all the concelebrants speak all the following together:. An acolyte or other lay minister arranges the corporal, the purificator, the chalice, the pall, uccb the Missal upon the altar. At a Mass celebrated by a Priest with only 2101 minister to assist him and to make the responses, the rite of Mass with the people is followed cf.

During the Liturgy of the Word, it is also appropriate to include brief periods of silence, accommodated to the gathered assembly, in which, at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, the word of God may be grasped by the heart and usdcb response through prayer may be prepared. If he wishes, the Priest may remain at the altar; in which case, the Missal is also prepared there. Indeed, when the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council reaffirmed the dogmatic pronouncements of the Council of Trent, they spoke at a far different time in world history, so that they were able to bring forward proposals and measures of a pastoral nature that could not have even been foreseen four centuries earlier.

Mass should not be celebrated without a minister, or at least one of the faithful, except for a just and reasonable cause.

If Communion is consumed gigm drinking directly from the chalice, one of these procedures may be followed: It is recommended on other days, especially on the weekdays of Advent, Lent, and the Easter Season, as well as on other festive days and occasions when the people come to church in greater numbers.

After the collect, the minister reads the first reading and Psalm, the second reading, when it is to be said, and the verse for the Alleluia or other chant.

Chapter IV: The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass

He then adds, The peace of the Lord be with you always, to which the minister replies, And with your spirit. Those present turn towards the ambo as a sign of special reverence for the Gospel of Christ. Accordingly, a part of the new Missal directs the prayers of the Church in a more open way to the needs of our times, which is above all true of the Ritual Masses and the Masses for Various Needs, in which tradition and new elements are appropriately harmonized.


The priest, in fact, as the one who presides, prays in the name of the Church and of the assembled community; but at times he prays only in his own name, asking that he may exercise his ministry with greater attention and devotion. He may also carry out the preparation of the chalice at the credence table. When several are to be named, this is done with the collective formula et Episcopo nostro N.

The Priest himself or some other minister may also very briefly introduce the faithful to the Mass of the day.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal (PDF)

The priest purifies the chalice at the credence table or at the altar. As for the candlesticks, these are placed on the altar or near it. The people reply, We lift them up to the Lord. 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 of the concelebrants and of the people.

After the deacon or, when girk deacon is present, one of the concelebrants has said the invitation Usccg vobis pacem Let us offer each other the sign of peaceall exchange the sign of peace with one another. The Ipse enim in qua nocte tradebatur On the night he was betrayed and the Simili modo When supper was ended with hands joined; While speaking the words 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 at them and, afterwards, bow profoundly.

If Communion is received by drinking directly from the chalice, one or other of two procedures may be followed:.

Effective immediately, this translation of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal is the sole translation of the Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani, editio typica tertia for use in the dioceses of the United States of America.

At the end the people make the acclamation, Amen. Whenever a fragment of the host adheres to his fingers, especially after the fraction or the Communion of the faithful, the priest is to wipe his fingers over the paten or, if necessary, wash them. On reaching the altar, the concelebrants and the principal celebrant, after making a profound bow, venerate the altar with a kiss, then go to their designated seats.