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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Michael Prayer Back in Bridgeport. The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion [] 2.

Only when there is a necessity may extraordinary ministers assist the Priest celebrant in accordance with the norm of law. It is not at all the intention here to prepare a compendium of the norms regarding the Most Holy Eucharist, but rather, to take up within this Instruction some elements of liturgical norms that have been previously expounded or laid down and even today remain in force in order to assure a deeper appreciation of the liturgical norms; [9] to establish certain norms by which those earlier ones are explained and complemented; and also to set forth for Bishops, as well as for Priests, Deacons and all the lay Christian faithful, how each should carry them out in accordance with his own responsibilities and the means at his disposal.

Book of Blessings, editio typica, 31 MayGeneral Introduction, n.

It is to be completely excluded where even a small danger exists of the sacred species being profaned. Many of the lay Christian faithful have already contributed eagerly to this service and still do so, especially in missionary areas where the Immehsae is still of small dimensions or is experiencing conditions of persecution, [] but also in areas affected by a shortage of Priests and Deacons.

If any of the Precious Blood spills, the area of the spill should be covered if necessary.

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Communion Ministers do not enter in the procession with the other ministers. Please enter recipient caritatsi address es. AAS 57 p. The Apostolic See [] 6. AAS 81 p. AAS 90 pp. Home About Help Search. Remember me on this computer. If the matter is serious, let him inform the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.


Most recently, in fact, the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, in the Encyclical Letter Ecclesia de Eucharistiaset forth afresh certain elements of great importance on this subject in craitatis of the ecclesial circumstances of our times.

Church usage makes it clear that such an examination is needed because those conscious ccaritatis mortal sin, no matter how contrite they may regard themselves, must not go to the eucharist without sacramental confession beforehand. Missale Romanum, General Instruction, n.

Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis.

Albs are permitted, though not required. The distribution of Holy Communion [ AAS 76 p. Otherwise, they wear their proper choir dress or a surplice over a cassock.

Processions and Eucharistic Congresses []. If there is caritatjs risk of profanation, then Holy Communion should not be given in the hand to the faithful. The Diocesan Bishop [ Complaints Regarding Abuses in Liturgical Immenzae [ On the part of both the minister and the recipient, immenwae the host is placed in the hand of a communicant there must be careful concern and caution, especially about particles that might fall from the hosts. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Philad.

AAS 86 p. Rite for commissioning an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, and the Distribution of Communion to the sick. Rehearsal of the practical function of the minister of Communion both at Mass and in visitation of the sick. De Ordinatione Presbyterorumn. AAS 91 p.

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The Apostolic See [ On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Immenaae Holy Eucharist. The most obvious immeensae that we have all witnessed is the sheer number of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion typically used at any given Mass. Present the chalice with the words, Blood of Christ.

It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, [] so that honour will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of ijmensae Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided.


Reflection on the nature of liturgical ministry, the mystery of the Eucharist and the theology of the Mass.

Write a review Rate this item: Show care for the communicant young, old, various abilities. Such worship is closely linked to the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice. AAS 69 pp.

It is therefore an abuse to proffer it in such a way that some parts of the Eucharistic Prayer are recited by a Deacon, daritatis lay minister, or by an individual member of the faithful, or by all members of the faithful together.

For this reason it is not licit to separate one of these parts from the other and celebrate them at different times or places.

Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

Because these carutatis have been granted exclusively in favor of the spiritual good of the faithful and for cases of genuine need, let priests remember that such faculties do not release them from the obligation of giving the eucharist to the ummensae who lawfully request it and especially of bringing and administering it to the sick. Similar Items Related Subjects: In the dioceses of the United States of America, acolytes, altar servers, lectors, and other lay ministers may wear the alb or other suitable vesture or other appropriate and dignified clothing GIRM Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction Liturgicae instaurationesn.

Finally, it seems advantageous in certain instances to allow the faithful who request it to receive communion a second time on the same day. AAS 89 pp. immensaw