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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Such recourse is not intended for the sake of a fuller participation of the laity but rather, by its very nature, is supplementary and provisional.

AAS 64 p. The Apostolic Immejsae [] 6. In order that especially in the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy the Church might duly safeguard so great a mystery in our own time as well, the Supreme Pontiff has mandated that this Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, [8] in collaboration with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, should prepare this Immense treating of certain matters pertaining to the discipline of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

The Matter of the Most Holy Eucharist [] 2.

All these things are wisely safeguarded and protected by the liturgical norms. Norms for Communion, Find a copy in the immsnsae Finding libraries that hold this item AAS 69 p.

A liturgical exception meant to be reserved for special emergency situations has become standard operating procedure in far too many parishes. Gracefully hold the chalice and purificator.

English View all editions and formats. After the priest concludes his own Communion, he distributes Communion to the extraordinary ministers, and then hands them their vessels for the distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful. Posted by Brian Williams. Mary on Time to Let Go of Vatican…. Complaints Regarding Abuses in Liturgical Matters caritatid.

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

Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction, Liturgicae instaurationes: Notitiae 34 pp. Bishop Caggiano Brings St.


Session XXI, Canon III If we the faithful receive our Lord entirely body, blood, soul and divinity when we receive the consecrated host, then why is it necessary to stand in line for an Extraordinary Minister to give us our Lord entirely again in the chalice? The abuse that has prevailed in some places, by which this rite is unnecessarily prolonged and given undue emphasis, with laypersons also helping in contradiction to the norms, should be corrected with all haste.

The sacred vessels may be cleansed right after Communion or they may be taken to the side table, placed on a corporal, and covered with a cloth. The Place for the Celebration of Holy Mass [] 2.

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Notitiae 1 p. The same local Ordinaries possess the faculty of granting individual priests in the course of their ministry the power to inmensae, for a given occasion, a fit person to distribute communion in cases of genuine necessity III.

Write a review Rate this item: In the end, they carritatis elements of distortion and disharmony into the very celebration of the Eucharist, which is oriented in its own lofty way and by its very nature to signifying and wondrously bringing about the communion of divine life and the unity of the People of God. AAS 83pp.

Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis.

Remember me on this computer. To the diocesan Bishop therefore falls the right and duty of overseeing and attending to Churches and oratories in his territory in regard to liturgical matters, and this is true also of those which are founded by members of the above-mentioned institutes or under their direction, provided that the faithful are accustomed to frequent them.

This is a most serious duty incumbent upon each and every one, and all are bound to carry it out without any favouritism. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should always dress in a fashion that becomes the dignity of the office they hold and the sacredness of the sacrament they distribute.

Please verify that you are not a robot. It is permissible, however, especially if there are several vessels to be purified, to leave them, covered as may be appropriate, on a corporal on the altar or on the credence table, and for them to be purified by the Priest or Deacon immediately after Mass once the people have been dismissed. The faithful who are special ministers of communion must be persons whose good qualities of Christian life, faith, and morals recommend them.


The same Instruction contained a reminder that “the laws of the Church and the writings of the Fathers give ample witness of a supreme reverence and utmost caution toward the eucharist”12 and that this must continue.

Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction Actio pastoralis: Similar Items Related Subjects: Kloster on Time to Let Go of Vatican…. 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. In every celebration of the Eucharist there should be a sufficient number of ministers for Holy Communion so that it can be distributed in an orderly and reverent manner.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Joseph, 19 Marchand he ordered it to be published and to be observed immediately by all concerned. If the matter is serious, let him inform the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Preview this item Preview this item. Congregation For the Clergy et al. The ministry of the Eucharistic minister thus came about as a direct result of the great reverence and hunger Catholics feel for the Eucharist, and their desire to receive it frequently.

Notitiae 35 pp. National Conference of Catholic Bishops.