PCS 264-274: Emergency Rites

Here are the priorities for the emergency rite:

PCS 264: The sacrament of penance is celebrated if the dying person wishes. As we read in PCS 241, “in case of necessity, the confession may be generic.”

265: The apostolic pardon for the dying (see PCS 195)

266: The Lord’s Prayer

267: Distribution of Communion as Viaticum. Here, the priest shows the blessed sacrament under either or both forms and concludes with the brief prayer:

May the Lord Jesus Christ protect you and lead you to eternal life. R: Amen.

Others present may receive Communion.

268-270 give the anointing ritual, if time and circumstances permit:

There is a final blessing (PCS 271) and the instructions given for the Sign of Peace and follow-up pastoral care (272-274) echo what we read in PCS 256-258.

Whew! Any commentary?


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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