GIRM The Deacon at the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Posted on 24 January by catholicsensibility. In these six sections, we have a number of. E DESIRE TO POST every G.I.R.M. version we can locate, in the cleanest and most accurate PDF files possible. We welcome your contributions. General Instruction on the Roman Missal B) Mass with a Deacon. When he is present at the celebration of the Eucharist, a Deacon should exercise .

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It should be an exposition of some aspect of the readings from Sacred Scripture or of another text from the Ordinary or from the Proper of the Mass of the day and should take into account both the mystery being celebrated and the particular needs of the listeners.

In the local Church, first place should certainly be given, because of its significance, to the Mass at which the Bishop presides, surrounded by his presbyterate, deacons, and lay ministers, [91] and in which the holy people of God participate fully and actively, for it is there that the preeminent expression of the Church is found. The Mass is made up, as it were, of two parts: If several deacons are present, one of them may place incense in the thurible for the consecration and incense the host and the chalice as they are shown to the people.

Next, the priest, with hands extended, continues the Preface. The faithful do the same, praying silently. When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister. 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.

For following the publication first of the Sacramentary known as the Gregorian incritical editions of other ancient Roman and Ambrosian Sacramentaries were published, often in book form, as were ancient Hispanic and Gallican liturgical books which brought to light numerous prayers of no slight grim excellence that had previously been unknown. The intentions are announced from the ambo or from another suitable place, by the deacon or by a cantor, a lector, or one of the lay faithful.

The readings should whenever possible be proclaimed from the ambo or a lectern.

At the Last Supper Christ instituted the Paschal Sacrifice and banquet, by which the Sacrifice of the Cross is continuously made present in the Church gir 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. 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.


Seats and texts for the concelebrating priests; On the credence table: In addition, he may give the faithful a very brief introduction to the Mass of the day after the initial Greeting and before the Act of Penitenceto the Liturgy of the Word before the readingsand to the Eucharistic Prayer before the Preface 212, though never during the Eucharistic Prayer itself; he may also make concluding comments to the entire sacred action before the dismissal.

Giem after the blessing, with hands joined, the priest adds, Ite, missa est The Girn is ended, go in peaceand all answer, Deo gratias Thanks be to God. After the deacon or, when no deacon is present, one of the concelebrants has said the invitation Offerte vobis pacem Let us offer each other the sign of peacegidm exchange the sign of peace with one another. After the reading that immediately precedes the Gospel, the Alleluia or another chant indicated by the rubrics is sung, as required by the liturgical season.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. But it gidm not at all appropriate that several persons 0212 a single element of the celebration among themselves, e. Afterwards, all rise, and the Alleluia giirm other chant is sung as required by the liturgical season cf.

They genuflect, partake of the Blood of Christ, wipe the rim of the chalice, and return to their seats. If Communion is given under both kinds, the Deacon himself administers the chalice to the communicants; and, when the distribution is over, standing at the altar, he immediately and reverently consumes all of the Blood of Christ that remains, assisted, if the case requires, by other Deacons and Priests.

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Though holy in its origin, this people nevertheless grows continually in holiness by its conscious, active, and fruitful participation in the mystery of the Eucharist. The Quaesumus igitur, Domine Father, may this Holy Spirit with hands extended toward the offerings; The Ipse enim, cum hora venisset He always loved those 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 toward them and afterwards bow profoundly; The Unde et nos Father, we now celebrate and the Respice, Domine Lord, look upon this sacrifice with hands outstretched.

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.


For this same reason, concelebration is recommended whenever priests gather together with their own Bishop either on the occasion of a retreat or at any other meeting. After the Priest has said the prayer for the Rite of Peace and the greeting The peace of the Lord be with you always and the people have replied, And with your spirit, the Deacon, if appropriate, says the invitation to the Sign of Peace.

At the concluding doxology of the Eucharistic Prayer, the Deacon stands next to the Priest, and holds the chalice elevated while the Priest elevates the paten with the host, until the people have acclaimed, Amen.

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.

The priest may be assisted in the distribution of Communion by other priests who happen to be present. Sacred pastors should take care to ensure that the faithful who participate in the rite or gimr present at it are as fully aware as possible of the Catholic teaching on the form of Holy Communion as set forth by the Ecumenical Council of Trent.

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When the distribution of Communion is finished, as circumstances 201, the priest and faithful spend some time praying privately. Whenever girrm Bishop is present at a Mass where the people are gathered, it is most fitting that he himself celebrate the Eucharist and associate priests with himself as concelebrants in the sacred action. Girmm the same end, he should also be vigilant that the dignity of these celebrations be enhanced.

After the recitation of the Creed, the priest, standing at the chair with hands joined, by means of a brief introduction invites the faithful to participate in the Prayer of the Faithful.

Certain specific features to be observed in a concelebrated Mass are noted in their proper place cf. The paten is usually wiped clean with the purificator.

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

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

After the intentions, the priest, with hands extended, concludes the petitions with a prayer. The lector reads from the ambo the readings that precede the Gospel. A little before the consecration, when appropriate, a server rings a bell as a signal to the faithful.