Category Archives: Eucharisticum Mysterium

Eucharisticum Mysterium 49-51: Reserving the Eucharist

With this section, the Consilium examines the reservation of the Eucharist, and offers some important reminders: 49. “It is pertinent to recall that the primary and original purpose of reserving the sacred elements in church outside Mass is the administration … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 47-48: Concelebration

Concelebration can be something of a mystery to many lay Catholics. In the parish, we most often see it when the bishop is on the scene, or when a special priest’s event, like an anniversary, retirement, or special visit takes … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 46: Pastoral Choices

What does the leadership of a priest mean? What is the job of the liturgical presider? 46. “When the liturgy is celebrated, something more is required than the mere observance of the laws governing valid and lawful celebration; it is … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 45: Obedience

The Consilium clarifies the level at which liturgy may be … tampered. 45. Especially in the celebration of the eucharist, only the supreme authority of the Church and, according to the norm of law, the bishops and the conferences of … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 44: Daily Mass

A reminder for clergy: 44. “In the mystery of the eucharistic sacrifice, the fulfillment of the priest’s chief office, the work of redemption is continually actual. Hence, daily celebration is urged upon priests; it remains the act of Christ and … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 42-43: Bishops and Priests

We turn to the final sub-section of part II looking at the Eucharist through the ministry of the bishop and priest. First, a reminder of the “public and social” nature of liturgy: 42. The celebration of the eucharist expresses in … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 41: Precious Blood Only

What if a person is unable to receive under the form of bread? 41. In case of necessity and at the discretion of the bishop, it is permissible for the eucharist to be given under the form of wine alone … Continue reading

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