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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When everything has been properly arranged, the procession moves as usual through the church to the altar. Likewise these should be prepared: It is a praiseworthy practice for giirm parts that are to be said by all the concelebrants together and for which musical notation is provided in the Missal to be sung.

Mass should not be celebrated without a minister, or at least one of the faithful, except for a just and reasonable cause. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, everything is done as at Mass with the people, except for the following. Then the reader takes his own place in the sanctuary with the other ministers.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

The Liturgy of the Word For the diocesan Bishop, the chief steward of the mysteries of God in the particular Church entrusted to his care, is the moderator, promoter, and guardian of the whole of its liturgical life.

Then the acolyte incenses the priest and the people. The Priest, standing at the chair or at the ambo itself or, if appropriate, in another worthy place, gives the Homily. In the absence of a Deacon, after the Universal Prayer and while the Priest remains at the chair, the acolyte places the corporal, the purificator, the chalice, the pall, and the Missal on the altar.

For in this form the sign of the Eucharistic banquet is more clearly evident and clearer expression is given to the divine will by which the new and eternal Covenant is ratified in the Blood of the Lord, as also the connection between the Eucharistic banquet and the eschatological banquet in the Kingdom of the Father.

Qui vivit et regnat in saecula saeculorum Who lives and reigns forever and ever ; If it is directed to the Son: If there is to be a Second Reading before the Gospel, the reader proclaims it from the ambo.

Afterwards, all rise, and the Alleluia or other chant is sung as required by the liturgical season cf.

They should be truly suited to grm this function and should receive careful preparation, so that the faithful by listening to the readings from the sacred texts may develop in their hearts a warm and living love for Sacred Scripture. It is therefore recommended that the priest celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice even daily, if possible.


Chapter IV: The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass

In these instances the sign of the unity of the priesthood and also of the Church inherent in every concelebration is made more clearly manifest. This acclamation, which is part of the Eucharistic Prayer itself, is sung or said by all the people with the priest. The concelebrants approach the middle of the altar one after another, genuflect, and receive the Body of the Lord; then they go to the side of the altar and consume the Blood of the Lord, following the rite chosen for Communion from the chalice, as has just been said.

Should, however, a good reason arise, e. He is preceded by a thurifer, carrying a thurible with smoking incense, and by servers with lighted candles.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

In the distribution of Communion the Priest may be assisted by other Priests who happen to be present. At the Last Supper Christ instituted the Usvcb Sacrifice and banquet, by which the Sacrifice of the Cross is continuously made present in 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 memory.

After this, all rise, and the Alleluia or other chant is sung as the liturgical time requires cf. Those present turn towards the ambo as igrm sign of special reverence to the Gospel of Christ. 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 yirm the new.

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It is appropriate that the commemoration Memento of the dead and the Nobis quoque peccatoribus To us, also, your servants be assigned to one or other of the concelebrants, who pronounces them alone, with hands extended, and in a loud voice.

Things to Be Prepared Moreover, on account of the same attitude toward the new state of the present world, it seemed that in the use of texts from the most ancient tradition, so revered a treasure would in no way grm harmed if some phrases were changed so that the style of language would be more in accord with the language of modern theology and would truly reflect the current discipline of the Church. The Priest venerates the altar as usual with a kiss and, after making a profound bow with the minister, withdraws.

For a particular reason, having to do either with the significance 20111 the rite or of the festivity, the faculty is given to celebrate or concelebrate more than once gir, the same usccb in the following cases:.


At the same time, in accord with the decisions of the Conference of Bishops, all offer one another a sign that expresses peace, communion, and charity. For a particular reason, having to do either with the significance of the rite or of the festivity, the faculty is given to celebrate or concelebrate more than once on the same day in the following cases: The Gloria is intoned by the priest or, if appropriate, by a cantor or by the choir; but it is sung either by everyone together, or by the people alternately with the choir, or by the choir alone.

As he continues, Sursum corda Lift up your heartshe raises his hands. Before and after an incensation, a profound bow is made to the person or object that is incensed, except for the altar and the offerings for the Sacrifice of the Mass.

When the distribution of Communion is finished, as circumstances suggest, the priest and faithful spend some time praying privately. The intercessions for the living, Recordare, Domine Lord, remember your Churchand for the dead, Memento etiam fratrum nostrorum Remember our brothers and sistersare appropriately assigned to one or other of the concelebrants, who speaks them aloud alone, with hands extended. In addition to those cases given in the ritual books, Communion under both kinds is permitted for: Thus, not a few expressions bearing on the evaluation and use of the goods of the 0211 have been changed, as have also not ksccb few allusions to a certain form of outward penance belonging to igrm ages of the Church.

If there are several persons present who are able to exercise the same ministry, nothing forbids their distributing among themselves and performing different parts of the same ministry or duty.

After the priest, the deacon, in virtue of the sacred ordination he has received, holds first place among those who minister in the Eucharistic Celebration. According to traditional practice, the veneration of the altar and of the Book of the Gospels is done by means of a kiss. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, everything is done as in a Mass with a congregation, with the following exceptions.

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. At the end the minister acclaims, Amen. The priest may give the sign of peace to the ministers but always remains within the sanctuary, so as not to disturb the celebration.