Category Archives: HCWEOM

HCWEOM 95-96: Adoration

Two sections of “red” on the adoration part of Eucharistic worship. This is usually where people come in, after the exposition and sometimes just before the Benediction. Our parish does this once a month, but we don’t provide the “direction … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 93-94: Exposition

With these next posts of HCWEOM 93-100, we look at the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction (REEB). The rite offers all red, no black on what to do: 93. After the people have assembled, a song may be sung … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 91-92: Minister Of Exposition

These last bits before we get to the rubrics of the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction give us information on leadership: 91. The ordinary minister for exposition of the eucharist is a priest or deacon. At the end of … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 90: Adoration In Religious Communities

Fr Brendan, thanks for the plug for these far less contentious posts on documents. Perhaps you or others would care to add some insight to what HCWEOM offers the religious communities of the Church? 90. According to the constitutions and … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 86-89: Exposition, Lengthy and Brief

These sections lift from Eucharisticum Mysterium 63ff. The CS post on EM 62-66 is here. EM 63’s wording, “may” is strengthened into a “recommendation.” 86. In churches where the eucharist is regularly reserved, it is recommended that solemn exposition of … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 84-85: Regulations For Exposition

My pastor has tried to introduce (or reintroduce?) double knee genuflection. But I see that’s not in the regulations: 84. Genuflection in the presence of the blessed sacrament, whether reserved in the tabernacle or exposed for public adoration, is on … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 82-83: Relationship Between Exposition And Mass

The first of the forms of Eucharistic Worship outside of Mass is Exposition. The introduction to this runs eleven sections, and is equivalent on a small scale to the GIRM. The Church frames the relationship between exposition and Mass: 82. … Continue reading

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