The Armchair Liturgist: Optional Penitential Rite

Sit in the chair and make some rulings on the Penitential Rite, including the Confiteor and Kyrie: (a) mandatory (b) optional (c) not a rubrical choice

1. Ash Wednesday

2. Palm Sunday

3. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

4. Good Friday Passion of the Lord

5. Easter Vigil

6. Confirmation Mass

7. Nuptial Mass

8. American Thanksgiving


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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6 Responses to The Armchair Liturgist: Optional Penitential Rite

  1. Liam says:

    hey. Todd, you’ve neglected to post your own answers on some of the more recent ones…

  2. JERRY says:

    Is the penitential Rite required at Mass ? ? ? Can other prayers be substituted ?

  3. Liam says:

    The penitential rite (of which there is more than one approved option) is required for most Masses. It is omitted in certain ritual Masses and in a few specialty Masses where there is other ritual action that supercedes it (like Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and the Triduum).

  4. Todd says:

    And the penitential rite may be replaced with the Rite of Sprinkling.

  5. Liam says:

    Which has a penitential character in the same way that Baptism has – reminding us of cleansing from sin.

  6. Moses Thomas Nkanta says:

    I, Pastor Moses Thomas Nkanta, a student pastor of Samuel Bill Theological College, Abak in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. And also a student of Institute of Church Management (I.C.M). As a Pastor, I need help from your organization and requested that if possible to establish the same Church here in Nigeria according to Matt. 28:19 for my pastoral.
    Please I needed all information concerning you and the Church.

    Yours Faithfully
    Pst. Moses Thomas Nkanta.

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