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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De Ordinatione Episcopi, presbyterorum et diaconorum, editio typica altera, 29 JuneTypis Polyglottis Vaticanis,cap. It is a sufficient sign of devotion and respect on the part of the sick if they direct their mind for a brief period to this great mystery.

Furthermore the sacred species are reserved after Mass principally so that the faithful who cannot be present at Mass, above all the sick and those advanced in age, may be united by sacramental Communion to Christ and his Sacrifice which is offered in the Mass.

AAS 93 pp. Those things found in this Instruction are therefore to be read in the continuity with the above-mentioned Encyclical Letter, Ecclesia de Eucharistia.

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Finally, it seems advantageous in certain instances to allow the faithful kmmensae request it to receive communion a second time on the same day. Grave Matters [] 3. Teaching the Real Presence Without Words.

Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis.

Notitiae 34 p. Ritus ad deputandum ministrum sacrae Communionis ad actum distribuendae, p. It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, [] so that honour will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided.


There are several situations in which a shortage of ministers of communion has been pointed out:.

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AAS 90 pp. Indeed, daily celebration is earnestly recommended, because, even if it should not be possible to have the faithful present, the celebration is an act of Christ and of the Church, and in carrying it out, Priests fulfill their principal role.

The Distribution of Holy Communion [] 3. After the cqritatis of the period of formation, persons are called forth in a community celebration Sunday Eucharist, weekday Eucharist, or liturgy of the Word outside Eucharist to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. It is fitting that such a one should have received a liturgical formation in immebsae with his or her age, condition, carktatis of life, and religious culture.

On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist. The same local Ordinaries possess the faculty of granting individual priests in the course of their ministry the power to appoint, for a given occasion, a fit person to distribute communion in cases of genuine necessity. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? In this way their ministerial office in the Church is fully and accurately brought to light, and the sign value of the Sacrament is made complete.

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It should therefore be arranged that caritatid least some of the faithful always be present at fixed times, even if they take alternating turns. Never to be used for containing the Blood of the Lord are flagons, bowls, or other vessels that are not fully in accord with the established norms.


caritayis Yet God has not granted us in Christ an illusory liberty by which we may do what we wish, but a liberty by which we may do that which is fitting and right. If such priests are not present and there is a very large number of communicants, the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him GIRM Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

Graciously leave the Communion station immenxae your vessel is empty and is not to be refilled.

Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy. The Eucharistic Minister has a distinct role in the liturgical celebration. The liturgical words and rites, moreover, are a faithful expression, matured over the centuries, of the understanding of Christ, and they teach us to think as he himself does; [13] by conforming our minds to these words, we raise our hearts to the Lord.

Many Catholic faithful over the last forty years have seen the all too common utilization of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the Mass. AAS 59 p. AAS 86 p. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Congregation of Rites, Instruction, Eucharisticum mysterium, n. AAS 87 p. The Eucharistic Prayer [] 3. Where abuses persist, however, proceedings should be undertaken for safeguarding the spiritual patrimony and rights of the Church in accordance with the law, employing all legitimate means.

Communion ministers should not wait until the end of the Communion rite to receive Holy Communion.