Redemptionis sacramentum is the title of an instruction on the proper way to celebrate Mass in the Roman Rite and, with the necessary adjustments, in other. 23 Apr Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Sacrament of Redemption. A Summary Guide. This is an unofficial summary and guide to the Instruction. Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. Cardinal Francis Arinze Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the.

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In this case, the instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum is intended to assist Bishops in the implementation of the Missale Sacramenhum or Roman Missal and those rites which pertain to the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside Mass see Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist outside Mass.

AAS 30pp.

No one should be surprised if, in the course of time, our Holy Mother Church developed words, actions and thus instructions with regard to this supreme act of worship. Nor are other drinks of any kind to be admitted for any reason, as they do not redempyionis valid matter.

Sense of liturgical norms One might wonder about the meaning of the liturgical norms. It helps first of all to place this Instruction at its origins. AAS 85 p. According to the Second Vatican Council, “it is absolutely essential, first of all, that steps be taken to ensure the liturgical training of the clergy” Sacrosanctum Conciliumn.

Fortunately, many of the problems identified in the Instruction are not found in our area and so no action is needed. It should be borne in mind that the experts are to be chosen from among those whose soundness in the Catholic faith and knowledge of theological and cultural matters are evident.

Where it happens that some of the Priests who are sacrwmentum do not know the language of the celebration and therefore are not capable of pronouncing the parts of the Eucharistic Prayer proper to them, they should not concelebrate, but instead should attend the celebration in choral dress in accordance with the norms.


Those who read the Instruction attentively will find the answer.

Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

By providing this link, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or sponsoring organizations. No one sxcramentum permitted to undervalue the mystery entrusted to our hands: He is often assisted in this task by liturgical experts on a Liturgical Commission or in an Office for Worship. Notitiae 38 Notitiae 24 p. The document addresses a wide range of abuses, or violations of liturgical law in regard to the celebration of Mass and the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The ordained priest is always indispensable to a Christian community and there must be no confusion between the role of the priests and that of the lay faithful cf.

Particular Celebrations carried out in the Absence of a Priest. The Bishops’ Conferences have the faculty to decide whether it is appropriate, once their decisions have been given the recognitio by the Apostolic ‘See, for sacred vessels to be made of other solid materials as well. This is the origin of this Instruction which the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in close collaboration with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, now offers to the Latin Church.

In this regard, according to the tradition of the universal Church, pre-eminent solicitude is accorded the celebration of Holy Mass, and also to the worship that is given to the Holy Eucharist even outside Mass.

At the same time, the Pope points out that after the Second Vatican Council, both positive and negative forms developed in the celebration of worship cf. Ritus ad deputandum ministrum sacrae Communionis ad actum distribuendae, p.

Thirty Questions on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

AAS 83pp. Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. If the matter is serious, let him inform the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. AAS 59 p. Priests must make sure that people participating in the Mass be made aware of this.

What happens to the Sacred Species after the distribution of Holy Communion? Why are abuses of liturgical norms of such great concern? Congregation for the Clergy et al. Chapter 7 gives attention to extraordinary offices entrusted to the lay faithful, such as those of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, instructors or leaders of prayer services in the absence of a priest Instruction Congregation for the Clergy, and others, Instruction, Ecclesiae de mysterio, Theological Principles, n.


The full title of this ministry more accurately reflects its purpose, which is to distribute Holy Communion in the absence of an ordinary minister of Holy Communion.

Overview of the “Redemptionis Sacramentum” Instruction

AAS 21 p. AAS 57 p. AAS 95 pp. To use the Pope’s words: Also available at http: But when abuses do occur, the Church has a duty to address them in a clear and charitable way.

Redemptionis Sacramentum and the Authority of the Diocesan Bishop

The consecrated host may be received on the tongue or in the hand at the discretion of the individual communicant. Ambrose, De Virginitaten. Must concelebrating priests receive Holy Communion under both kinds?

Code of C anon Law25 Januarycan. Experience of communion Another element of the Instruction is the logic of communion which it intends to promote. Many of 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 persecution, [] but also in areas affected by a shortage of Priests and Deacons.

Does the instruction recommend anything beyond the observance of laws?

Conclusion In view of the article of faith that the Mass is a sacramental re-presentation of the Sacrifice of the Cross cf Council of Trent: Chapter 6 deals with devotion to the Holy Eucharist reemptionis Mass. Priests are therefore earnestly requested to celebrate Mass daily for the people in one of the churches entrusted to their care.

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