Category Archives: GIRM

GIRM 368-370: Various Needs and Occasions 1

When a special need arises, the Mass can be utilized for prayer: 368. Since the liturgy of the Sacraments and Sacramentals has as its effect that for the faithful who are properly disposed almost every event in life is sanctified … Continue reading

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GIRM 366-367: Choice of Chants

Music has come up again: 366. It is not permitted to substitute other chants for those found in the Order of Mass, for example, at the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). 367. In choosing the chants between the readings, as … Continue reading

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GIRM 364-365: Choice of Eucharistic Prayers

One area of liturgical planning is still in the hands of the clergy. Choose well: 364. The numerous Prefaces with which the Roman Missal is endowed have as their purpose to bring out more fully the motives for thanksgiving within … Continue reading

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GIRM 363: Choice of Orations

Prayers at Mass, and regarding the options for them: 363. In any Mass the orations proper to that Mass are used, unless otherwise noted. On Memorials of Saints, the proper Collect is said or, if this is lacking, one from … Continue reading

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GIRM 360-362: Readings, Long and Short, One of the Other

More on readings: 360. At times, a longer and shorter form of the same text is given. In choosing between these two forms, a pastoral criterion should be kept in mind. On such an occasion, attention should be paid to … Continue reading

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GIRM 358-359: Choices of Readings

Regarding weekdays and special occasions: 358. In the Lectionary for weekdays, readings are provided for each day of every week throughout the entire course of the year; hence, these readings will in general be used on the days to which … Continue reading

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GIRM 356-357: Readings

Chapter VII’s longer (356-367) of two sections treats the “Choice of Texts for the Mass.” Let’s read: 356. In choosing texts for the different parts of the Mass, whether for the time of the year or for Saints, the norms … Continue reading

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