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And I thought it was going so well in my parish.
To set up what happened at the Eucharistic Prayer in my parish this morning at about 11:10, you should know that we work with good liturgical priests. But they’re a little shy about singing. They all pretty much wanted to get MR3 under their skin first.
So we had the preface dialogue sung today for the first time since MR1. And everybody, including the choir, sang the old responses we were used to.
If I had anticipated this, I think we would have made a case for singing them from the start.
Anybody else’s MR3 run off the rails lately? I mean, besides the really poor presidential prayers.
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If the parish doesn’t conduct a procession or observe the solemn entrance, the people come to church, just like for any other Mass.
43. If the solemn entrance cannot take place the simple entrance is used. When the people are assembled, the bishop and the concelebrating priests, the deacons, and the ministers, each in appropriate vestments, preceded by the crossbearer, go from the sacristy through the main body of the church to the sanctuary.
44. If there are relics of the saints to be placed beneath the altar, these are brought in the entrance procession to the sanctuary from the vesting room or the chapel where since the vigil they have been exposed for the veneration of the people. For a just cause before the celebration begins, the relics may be placed between lighted torches in a suitable part of the sanctuary.
Section 45 designates that Psalm 122 or “another appropriate song” may be sung. Interesting that Psalm 24 is superceded here. Also interesting is the suggested antiphon for the 122nd:
God in his holy dwelling, God who has gathered us together in his house: he will strengthen and console his people.
Option 2 is “Let us go rejoicing …”
RDCA II, 46 gives the episcopal greeting from the sanctuary after the procession concludes, as in II,30, but without the introductory remarks. The presentation of representatives (cf. II, 33) is covered in section 47.