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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Chapters 3, 4 and 5 seek to answer some of the questions sometimes asked and to address some known abuses regarding the actual Mass celebration, discernment on who receives Holy Communion and who saccramentum not, care required for Holy Communion under two forms and questions regarding sacred vestments and vessels, posture while receiving Holy Communion and such like.

Let care be taken, however, lest the delineation of this function reeemptionis assimilated too closely to the form of pastoral ministry that belongs to clerics. After this a second washing can be done in the usual way.

What does the instruction state about First Confession? There are so to speak two solutions to this vice: Hopefully, the instruction will serve as an occasion for all parishes to examine carefully ways in which they can more faithfully celebrate the Eucharist according to the liturgical books.

Will I see specific changes in my parish? The need for an ordained priest to celebrate the Eucharist “in persona Christi” is inherent in this logic.

The instruction describes as abuses the use of unauthorized Eucharistic Prayers or the division of the Eucharistic Prayer among deacons or lay persons, the insertion of unauthorized acclamations, and the breaking of the host at the words of institution. Congregation for the Discipline of redempfionis Sacraments, Declaration, Sanctus Pontifexdiei 24 maii Redemptionos language we use both reflects and affects our perception of reality, and the reality of the Eucharist is that we not receive bread and wine, but the Body and Blood of Christ.

Another element of the Instruction is the logic of communion which it intends to promote. Where a Deacon is present, he returns with the Priest to the altar and purifies the vessels. For according to the tradition of the Roman Rite, this practice does not have the connotation either of reconciliation or of a remission of sins, but instead signifies peace, communion and charity before the reception of the Most Holy Eucharist.


These things are inadmissible and must stop [ 4]. AAS 83 p.

II cura recognitum, editio typica tertia, diei 20 aprilisTypis Vaticanis,Missa votiva de Dei misericordia, oratio super oblata, p. Episcoporum, In quibusdam31 March Sacramenutm 81 p. Still others contribute to sowing confusion among the People of God and to draining Eucharistic celebrations of their sacredness.

AAS 86 p. AAS 85here p.


The Instruction concludes by saying that the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments hopes “that also, by the diligent application of those things that are recalled in this Instructionhuman weakness may come to pose rrdemptionis of an obstacle to the action of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, and that with all distortion set aside and every reprobated practice removed, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ‘Woman of the Eucharist’, the saving presence of Christ in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood may shine brightly upon all people” Instructionn.

What is the acceptable posture for receiving Communion? Missale Romanum, Institutio Generalis, n. Is it important to note abuses? This partially-true objection can lead us into error. DSand that “in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist ‘the Body and Blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really and substantially contained'” cf. Redsmptionis point not mentioned in the document, but which I wish to emphasize is that after the consecration, do not speak of “bread” and “wine” but rather to “the Host, ” the Body of Christ,”” “”the Precious Blood,” etc.

Various Circumstances Relating to Mass [] 3. 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.

Does the instruction recommend anything beyond the observance of laws? AAS 72 pp.

Redemptionis Sacramentum and the Authority of the Diocesan Bishop

The title, Sacrament of Redemptionis taken from redemptioonis opening words of the instruction: The Diocesan Bishop [ Priests are therefore earnestly requested to celebrate Mass daily for the people in one of the churches entrusted to their care.

Who can read the Gospel and deliver a homily at Mass? The Instruction’s text is on the Vatican’s web site [ www.

Other rights of the Diocesan Bishop to regulate the liturgy are described by documents other than the GIRM, including the regulation of Masses redemptjonis radio, television and via the internet, and his responsibility to establish a diocesan calendar.


The pouring of the Precious Blood down the sacrarium or onto the ground is prohibited scramentum the strongest of terms, while the instruction notes that whatever remains of the Precious Blood after Holy Communion is consumed by the priest or other ministers, and the extra consecrated hosts are to be reserved in the tabernacle.

Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments, Instruction, Immensae caritatisprooemium: They are expected to live up to their sacred responsibilities. Moreover, external gifts must always be a visible expression of that true gift that God expects from us: For if a Priest is lacking in the community, then the community lacks the exercise and sacramental function of Christ the Head and Shepherd, redemptioniss belongs to the essence of its very life.

Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum

AAS 90 p. This article related to an official document of the Catholic Church is a stub. Where there exists in certain places by concession a particular custom of blessing bread after Mass for distribution, proper catechesis should very carefully be given concerning this action. The full title of this ministry more accurately reflects its purpose, which redempttionis to distribute Holy Communion in the absence of an ordinary minister of Holy Communion.

Implementation | Redemptionis Sacramentum

For the Sacred Liturgy is quite intimately connected with principles of doctrine, [25] so that the use of unapproved texts and rites necessarily leads either to the attenuation or to the disappearance of that necessary link between the lex orandi and the lex credendi.

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. We have to commune in front of the priest, and only then return to one’s place in the pews. Number 13 mentions the varying “degrees” with which the individual norms are bound up with the supreme law of the salvation of souls. Isn’t there a risk of making the body of norms rigid, of “amour-plating” it and excluding on principle possible improvements or changes?