The permission for this ministry, given in by Pope Paul VI, was implemented by the instruction aptly entitled Immensae Caritatis — Immense Love. From the. therefore an honored pastoral function. Extraordinary ministers are envisioned by the Instruction. “Immensae Caritatis” where there is a genuine. [] S. Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction, Immensae caritatis, 29 January AAS 65 () p. [] Cf. S. Congregation of.

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Communion Ministers take their seats in the assembly area and participate in the Mass as active members of the assembly. Whenever such associations are international in nature, it pertains to the competence of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Carihatis to establish them or to approve and revise their statutes.

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Norms for Communion, AAS 72 pp. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Renewed appreciation of the ritual nature and structure of the Mass, especially the importance and role of the baptized assembly and cairtatis multiple liturgical roles within it. VI, Encyclical Letter Mysterium fidei: The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist [] 2.

In order, then, that the faithful who are in the state of grace and rightly and devoutly wish to share in the sacred meal may not be deprived of this sacramental aid and solace, Immeneae Paul VI has decided it opportune to authorize special ministers who will be empowered to give communion to themselves and others of the faithful, under the exact and specified conditions here listed. Many caritahis the lay Christian faithful have already contributed eagerly to this service and still do so, especially in missionary areas where the Church is still of small dimensions or is experiencing conditions of caritats, [] but also in areas affected by a shortage of Priests and Deacons.

For its part, this Congregation, on the strength of the faculties given jmmensae it by the Roman Pontiff, according to the nature of the case, will assist imnensae Ordinary, granting him the necessarydispensations [] or giving him instructions or prescriptions, which he is to follow diligently.


Similar Items Related Subjects: It may be helpful to remove any jewelry that may scratch the vessels while cleaning. DS ; Pope Paul Pp. Like a provident mother, the Church has established from centuries-old practice and has received into its canon law a norm according to which it is lawful for the faithful to receive communion only once a day.

Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments, Instruction, Nullo unquamdiei 26 maiin. There is an immediate way to reduce this abuse of the current practice; an approach that has already been implemented in some parishes and which reduces the need for many of these extraordinary ministers: Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library immensze a favorite of yours.

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AAS 87 p. Reflection on the nature of liturgical ministry, the mystery of the Eucharist and the theology of the Mass. Ordo benedictionis calicis et patenae intra Missam adhibenduspp. Ritus ad deputandum ministrum sacrae Communionis ad actum distribuendae, p.

If anyone denies that Christ, the fountain and author of all graces, is received whole and entire under the one species of bread…let him be anathema. Nor are other drinks of any kind to be admitted for any reason, as they do not constitute valid matter. It is the duty of Pastors at an opportune moment to inform those present of the authenticity and the discipline caritagis are strictly to be observed.

Any ill-advised desire to repeat communion must be countered by the truth that the more devoutly a person approaches the holy table the greater the power of that sacrament which feeds, strengthens, and expresses faith, charity, and the rest of the virtues.

The extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion approach the altar as the priest receives Communion. Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Smyrn. Missale Romanum, Ordo Missae, n. Processions and Eucharistic Congresses [].

Subjects Lord’s Supper — Catholic Church. Write a review Rate this item: Ambrose, De Virginitaten. Rehearsal of the practical function of the minister of Communion caritatie at Mass and in visitation of the sick. AAS 59 p. De Ordinatione Episcopi, presbyterorum et diaconorum, editio typica altera, 29 JuneTypis Polyglottis Vaticanis,cap.


Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis. (Book, ) []

Notitiae 35 pp. Moreover, attention should be given to the other prescriptions of the Code of Canon Law, and especially what is laid down by canons imemnsae,,and Present day conditions demand that, while the utmost reverence owing to such a Sacrament is maintained, greater access to Holy Communion should be made possible so that the faithful, by sharing more fully in the fruits of the sacrifice of the Mass, might dedicate themselves more readily and effectively to God and to the good of the Church and of humankind.

In this case the celebration must be in a decent place. Completion of the Communion Rite.

Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis.

Particularly in regard to this way of receiving communion, experience suggests certain matters requiring careful attention. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Furthermore, these caditatis and testimony should not be of such a nature that they could be confused with the homily, [] nor is it permissible to dispense with the homily on their account.

As is often the case, the exception has now become the norm. Congregation for the Clergy, Decree, Mos iugiter22 February Assuredly, therefore, the more that Christians perceive the sacredness and divinity of this heavenly sacrament, the more must they take every care not to come to receive it without reverence and holiness, especially since we have the frightening words of St.

VI promulgatumDe institutione lectorum et acolythorum, de admissione inter candidatos ad diaconatum et presbyteratum, de sacro caelibatu amplectendo, editio typica, 3 DecemberTypis Polyglottis Vaticanis,p.

They are also to be instructed not to omit after communion the sincere and appropriate thanksgiving that is in keeping with their individual capacities, state, and occupation. A priest who in case of necessity has celebrated Mass without confessing beforehand must go to confession as soon thereafter as possible.