5 edition of Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion found in the catalog.
September 15, 2007 by Liturgical Press .
Written in English
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This faculty may be used whenever: a. Dominicae coenae I quote the following passage from John Paul II's beautiful and meditative Dominicaecoenae, publishedtwo years after his accession to the chair of St. There is an obscure sentiment that if the clergy remain special, in command, set apart, consecrated to holy things, then the clergy will remain an exclusive clique, an anachronistic aristocracy whose heyday has long since passed away in the "real world. The local ordinary may give to other extraordinary ministers the faculty to distribute Holy Communion whenever this seems necessary for the pastoral good of the faithful, and when no priest, deacon, or acolyte is available.
And if it were to be changed, it would be an offence to the sensibilities and spiritual outlook of these bishops and a great many of the faithful Indeed there are. Fidei custos In the heady days of the late s, when the spirit of unbridled enthusiasm generated by Sacrosanctum Concilium was leading the Holy See to consider the re-establishment of many long-dormant liturgical practices and ministries, we find what is to my knowledge the first general legislation on our topic. But no good is accomplished for anyone if we confront straying pastors in a hostile way or speak badly about them behind their backs.
It is thus useful for the diocesan bishop to issue particular norms concerning extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion which, in complete harmony with the universal law of the Church,should regulate the exercise of this function in his diocese. Immensae caritatisalso seems to take it for granted that a layman appointed to the role, after all other possibilities have been exhausted, will usually have it only temporarily, for some occasion s when his help is desperately needed. The faithful, whether religious or lay, who are authorized as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist can distribute Communion only when there is no priest, deacon or acolyte, when the priest is impeded by illness or advanced age, or when the number of the faithful going to communion is so large as to make the celebration of Mass excessively long. They may also exercise this function at eucharistic celebrations where there are particularly large numbers of the faithfuland which would be excessively prolonged because of an insufficient number of ordained ministersto distribute Holy Communion.
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The priests and deacons remain, as always, the ordinaryministers. Some time prior to the promulgation of Memoriale Domini, Paul VI had sent out a questionnaire to all the bishops asking, among other things, "Do you think that a positive response should be given to the request to allow the rite of receiving communion in the hand?
One might consider how painfully slow was the official response to Martin Luther back in the 16th century; the time it took to form up a solid counterattack unfortunately gave heresy all the time it needed to spread.
Through this fact, that is, as ministers of the Holy Eucharist, they have a primary responsibility for the sacred species, because it is a total responsibility: they offer the bread and wine, they consecrate it, and then distribute the sacred species to the participants in the assembly who wish to receive them.
On Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful If I may be pardoned for saying so, the Holy See is very Romanin its way of moving: things happen at a slow pace, with many siestas, in spite of the appearance of general hustle and bustle.
It is eminently fitting, therefore, that they should devote a reasonable part of their time, in keeping with the needs of the faithful, to this exercise of their ministry.
A case in point, and a weighty case at that, is the now quite common practice of having a veritable army of lay people distributing communion at parish Masses throughout the world. This is especially true of Bishops whose task it is to promote and ensure observance of the universal discipline of the Church founded on certain doctrinal principles already clearly enunciated by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and by the Pontifical Magisterium thereafter.
In particular, they will apply the established disciplinary norms to promote knowledge of and assiduous respect for that distinction and complementarity of functions which are vital for ecclesial communion.
Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion book for their part have to be downplayed, sidelined, marginalized, to make room for the invincible People, the Congregation.
Among the "certain practices" which "are to Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion book avoided and eliminated where such have emerged," forceful mention is made of "the habitual use of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion at Mass, thus arbitrarily extending the concept of "a great number of the faithful.
Never once has there been a referendum to the bishops or a rescript to local churches regarding this, never once a sign of wavering or a submission to subversively established practices, in spite of the tremendous pressure that has been applied to Roman authorities to relax the stringent discipline.
The Introduction states the general subject of the instruction and insists on the grave dutyof pastors, above all bishops, to implement the discipline legislated by the Church. To solve the problem will take not only obedience Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion book the Church's pastoral discipline, but a serious commitment to learning anew the ancient and beautiful theology of the Catholic priesthood.
After noting that "a change in so important a matter Therefore, in order that the faithful who are in the state of grace and who with an upright and pious disposition wish to share in the Sacred Banquet may not be deprived of this sacramental help and consolation, it has seemed appropriate to the Holy Father to establish extraordinary ministers, who may give Holy Communion to themselves and to other faithful under the following determined conditions: 3.
This function is supplementary and extraordinary and must be exercised in accordance with the norm of law. I remember my own first communion, when I was instructed to remain standing and receive the host in my cupped hands.
Again, the phrase "the pressure of other pastoral duties" has to be understood in the framework of good common sense. It is taken for granted that if another priest or a deacon is available at the rectory, for instancehe will assist at the appropriate time, and that when no such person is available, it can only be anundue prolongation of the length of Mass that might justify lay involvement.
To avoid creating confusion, certain practices are to be avoided and eliminated where such have emerged in particular Churches:extraordinary ministers receiving Holy Communion apart from the other faithful as though concelebrants;association with the renewal of promises made by priests at the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, as well as other categories of faithful who renew religious vows or receive a mandate as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion;the habitual use of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion at Mass, thus arbitrarily extending the concept of "a great number of the faithful.
The liturgy, like the Church, is intended to be hierarchical and polyphonic, respecting the different roles assigned by Christ and allowing all the different voices to blend in one great hymn of praise" Ad limina discourse to the Bishops of the Northwestern United States, 9 October Lumen gentium Nevertheless, the Church always offers satisfying explanations for those whose faith seeks understanding, and these may be found in the cited documents.
For owing to complex causes often political in character, one does find in other areas of Church discipline a wavering between adherence to tradition and acceptance of innovations.
It is thus useful for the diocesan bishop to issue particular norms concerning extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion which, in complete harmony with the universal law of the Church,should regulate the exercise of this function in his diocese.After being trained and designated, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are to be commissioned by the pastor for service in the parish.
This commissioning is done at one of the parish's regularly scheduled Sunday liturgies. (See Book of Blessings, Chapter 63, “Order for the Commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
The 40th anniversary of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. On Saturday 2nd June about Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion along with 26 priests and 8 deacons attended a mass at the cathedral to celebrate 40 years of Extraordinary Ministry of Holy Communion in this Diocese.
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This little book is an indispensable aid for those who take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. It .This book is one book of a four book comprehensive guide for your parish. The complimentary books include: Living Liturgy Sunday Missal ; Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year A () Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion; No returns accepted on this product.Ebook, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not part of the ebook procession, and simply take their places within the assembly before the liturgy begins.
“All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the.