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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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General Instruction of the Roman Missal

The paten is wiped clean as usual with the purificator. The candles and the cross with the figure of Christ crucified may also be carried in the procession at the Entrance.

Above all, they should instruct the Christian faithful that the Catholic faith teaches that Christ, whole and entire, and the true Sacrament, glrm received even under only one species, and hence that as regards the resulting fruits, those who receive under only one species are not deprived of any grace that is necessary for salvation.

Hence this Instruction aims both to offer general lines for a suitable ordering of the celebration of the Eucharist and to explain the rules by which individual forms of celebration may be arranged. It is praiseworthy for the bread and wine to be presented by the faithful.

Above all, they should instruct the Christian faithful that the Catholic faith teaches that Christ, whole and entire, and the true Sacrament, is received even under only one species, and consequently that as far as the effects are concerned, those who receive under only one species are not deprived of any of the grace that is necessary for salvation.

All who hirm an alb should use a cincture and 2101 amice unless, due to the form of the alb, they are not needed. Then the Penitential Act takes place, and, in accordance with the rubrics, the Kyrie and the Gloria in excelsis Glory to God in the highest are said.

Chapter IV: The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass

Then, standing at the altar or at the credence table, he purifies the paten or ciborium over the chalice, then purifies the chalice, saying quietly, Quod ore sumpsimus Lord, may I receiveand dries the chalice with a purificator. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, everything is done giirm at Mass with the people, except for the following.


When in fact there is no choir, it is up to the cantor to lead the different chants, with the people taking part. In the celebration of Mass the faithful form a holy people, a people whom God has made his own, a royal priesthood, so that they may give thanks to God and offer the spotless Victim not only through the hands of the priest but also together with him, and so that they may learn to offer themselves.

When several are to be mentioned, this is done with the collective formula: The latter take their part by replying in supplication. The purpose of the Symbolum or Profession of Faith, or Creed, is that the whole gathered people may respond to the word of God proclaimed in the readings taken from Sacred Scripture and gorm in the homily and that they may also call to mind and confess the great mysteries of the faith 20111 reciting the rule of faith in a formula approved for liturgical use, before these mysteries are celebrated in the Eucharist.

In addition to those cases given in the ritual books, Communion under firm kinds is permitted for: No need to apologize, Bruce. In accordance with the rubrics cf. If a deacon is not present, his proper duties are to be carried out by some of the concelebrants.

Someone must be nervous about this prayer. It is a praiseworthy practice for the Book of the Gospels to be girk on the altar.

Implementation Directives – GIRM 2011

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.

The rites preceding the Liturgy of the Word, namely the Entrance, Greeting, Act of Penitence, KyrieGloriaand collect, have the character of a beginning, introduction, and preparation. During Mass, three genuflections are made by the priest celebrant: At the words To us, also, your servants, who though sinners, of the Nobis quoque peccatoribus, all the concelebrants strike their breast. You are commenting using your WordPress. When he reaches the altar, if he is carrying the Book of the Gospels, he omits the sign of reverence and goes up to the altar.

The Communion of the concelebrants may also be arranged so that each concelebrant communicates the Body of the Lord at the altar and, immediately afterwards, the Blood of the Lord. Then the deacon, or one of the concelebrants, arranges the chalice as appropriate in the center of the altar or at the side on another corporal together with the paten containing particles of the host.


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. The people rise and make their response: After this, if appropriate, the Priest adds, Let us offer each other the sign of peace. In the Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in a certain way to the word of God which they have welcomed in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all.

The priest incenses the offerings with three swings of the thurible or by making the sign of the cross over the offerings with the thurible before going on to incense the cross and the altar. 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.

On reaching the altar, the concelebrants and the principal celebrant, after making a profound bow, venerate the altar with a kiss, 20111 go to their designated seats. Consideration should also be given to the idiom of different languages and the culture of different peoples. During the Eucharistic Prayer, the Deacon stands near the Priest, 201 slightly behind him, so that when necessary he may assist the Priest with the chalice or the Missal.

Then the priest places the paten and the chalice on the corporal. When the Entrance takes place with a procession, the following are also to be prepared: