The permission for this ministry, given in by Pope Paul VI, was implemented by the instruction aptly entitled Immensae Caritatis — Immense Love. From the. therefore an honored pastoral function. Extraordinary ministers are envisioned by the Instruction. “Immensae Caritatis” where there is a genuine. [] S. Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction, Immensae caritatis, 29 January AAS 65 () p. [] Cf. S. Congregation of.

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Show care for these words addressed to each person, not mumbled, not shouted. Liturgical Consistency A common theme I often write about is the need to reestablish consistency between the two forms of the Roman Rite, as well as recovering continuity with our liturgical heritage.

Communion ministers should also participate in yearly spiritual growth and training programs offered by their parish or the diocese.

caritatus However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Contains the text of the Vatican instruction Immensae caritatis, the commentary of the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy, iimmensae well as the following rites: After this a second washing can be done in the usual way.

The choice of how one receives the Eucharist, whether in the hand or on the tongue, belongs to the communicant.

Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis.

For this reason, all should conform to the ordinances set forth by legitimate ecclesiastical authority. Pontificale Romanum, De Ordinatione Episcopi, presbyterorum et diaconorum, editio typica altera, cap. It should therefore be arranged that at least some of the faithful always be present at fixed times, even if they take alternating turns.

Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy. Accordingly, the Church, in its pastoral zeal and care, has repeatedly made practical laws and timely statements of doctrine aimed at furthering devotion toward the eucharist, the summit and center of Christian worship.

VI promulgatumDe institutione lectorum et acolythorum, de admissione inter candidatos ad diaconatum et presbyteratum, de sacro caelibatu amplectendo, editio caritaits, 3 DecemberTypis Polyglottis Vaticanis,p.


The ritual cleansing of vessels after Communion whether during or after Mass requires that the paten be immmensae over the chalice.

However, a one-on-one interview with the person would help to determine maturity of each individual.

In the songs, the melodies, the choice of prayers and readings, the giving of the homily, the preparation of the immenae of the faithful, the occasional explanatory remarks, and the decoration of the Church building according to the various seasons, there is ample possibility for introducing into each celebration a certain variety by which the riches of the caritatix tradition immdnsae also be more clearly evident, and so, in keeping with pastoral requirements, the celebration will be carefully imbued with those particular features that will foster the recollection of the participants.

How is that for an arbitrary standard? For if a Priest is lacking in the community, then the community lacks the exercise and sacramental function of Christ the Head and Shepherd, which belongs to the essence of its very life. Posted by Brian Williams. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

As regards projects of inculturation in liturgical matters, the particular norms that have been established are strictly and comprehensively to be observed. They themselves should humbly accept the holy gifts of the altar and then, in the Communion of the Body and Blood of Christ, share these gifts with their brothers and sisters. Only when there is a necessity may extraordinary ministers assist the Priest celebrant in accordance with the norm of law.

AAS 86 pp. That norm remains unchanged and is not to be disregarded simply for reasons of devotion. Complaints Regarding Abuses in Liturgical Matters [ When particles of Eucharistic bread adhere to the fingers, the minister wipes the fingers over the paten.

Given on January 29, The proof of his boundless charity that Christ the Lord left to his Bride the Church, namely, the inexpressible and supreme gift of the eucharist, requires us to deepen our appreciation of this great mystery and to share ever more fully in its saving power.

Processions and Eucharistic Congresses []. The sacred vessels may be cleansed right after Communion or they may be taken to the side table, placed on a corporal, and covered with a cloth.


In every celebration of the Eucharist there should be a sufficient number of ministers for Holy Communion so that it can be distributed in an orderly and reverent manner. The Place for the Celebration of Holy Mass [] 2. Congregatio de Disciplina Sacramentorum.

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If we the faithful receive our Lord entirely body, blood, soul and divinity when we receive the consecrated host, then why is it necessary to stand in line for an Extraordinary Minister to give us our Lord entirely again in the chalice? AAS 80 p.

This wonderful gift of the Eucharist, which is the greatest gift of all, demands that such an important mystery would be increasingly known and its saving power more fully caeitatis. Sunday celebrations of this specific kind, however, are to be considered altogether extraordinary. All that is said in this Instruction is directed toward such a conformity of our own understanding with that of Christ, as expressed in the words and the rites of the Liturgy.

The Apostolic See [ AAS 56 p. Notitiae 37 pp. Graciously leave the Communion station if your vessel is empty and is not to be refilled. AAS 39 p. Furthermore the sacred species are reserved after Mass principally so that the faithful who cannot be present at Mass, above all the sick and those advanced in age, may be united by sacramental Communion to Christ and his Sacrifice immensar is offered in the Mass.

For in the Eucharist, there shines forth most brilliantly that mystery of charity that Jesus brought forth at the Last Supper by washing the feet of the disciples. AAS 95p. The Reservation of the Most Holy Eucharist [] 2. Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion do not approach the altar at the Lamb of God and do not help with the fraction rite. AAS 94 pp. DS; S.