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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Even so, this is to be done so as not to obscure the true and unadulterated word of God: Mass is not to be celebrated without grave necessity on a dinner table  nor in a dining room or banquet hall, nor in a room where food is present, nor in a place where the participants during the celebration itself are seated at tables. Where a Deacon is present, he returns with the Priest to the altar and purifies the vessels.
To ijmensae diocesan Bishop therefore falls the right and duty of overseeing and attending to Churches and oratories in his territory in regard to liturgical immenssae, 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.
If more parishes chose to return to the traditional practice of distributing only the consecrated host to the faithful at Mass we would immediately remove the need for half of the Extraordinary Ministers currently assisting at communion.
Moreover a duly instituted acolyte assists the Priest or Deacon in purifying and arranging the sacred vessels either at the altar or the credence table. The Conference of Bishops [ Whenever such associations are international in nature, it pertains to the competence of the Congregation for Divine Worship carigatis the Discipline of the Sacraments to establish them or to approve and revise their statutes.
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theol. The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion  2. At the end of a term, the ministers should be given the option of leaving this ministry or rededication for another term of three years. A common theme I often write about is the need to reestablish consistency between the two forms of the Roman Rite, as well as recovering continuity with our liturgical heritage.
Cornelius I, cited by St. Accept the chalice back, wiping it well inside and out, turning the chalice and using different areas of the cloth for wiping.
The purificator is used to wipe the paten and to dry the chalice. Congregation For the Clergy et al. Dispositions for the Reception of Holy Communion [ Consilium for Implementing the Constitution on the Liturgy, Dubium: Code of Canon Lawcan.
After the completion 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 should therefore be arranged that at least some of the faithful always be present at fixed times, even if they take alternating turns. The name field is required. VI, Encyclical Letter Mysterium fidei: Congregation of Rites, Instruction Eucharisticum mysterium25 Mayn.
Endnotes 1 See Council of Trent, sess. If this modality is employed, however, hosts should be used which are neither too thin nor too small, and the communicant should receive the Sacrament from the Priest only on the tongue. I and II will be designated according to the order of this listing which may be changed at the prudent discretion of the local Cagitatis The duration of the eucharistic fast, that is, of abstaining from food or alcoholic drink, is reduced to approximately a quarter immensaf an hour for: Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Smyrn.
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.
No one is to be chosen whose appointment the faithful might find disquieting. In response therefore to the preferences of several conferences of bishops, the following norms are issued on:. For the rest, the norms of the liturgical books are to be observed. Furthermore, it is altogether to be avoided that the celebration of Mass should be carried out merely out of a desire for show, or in the manner of other ceremonies including profane ones, lest the Eucharist should be emptied of its authentic meaning.
It will be lawful for these faithful and these priests to receive communion a second time in the following situations:.
Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis. (Book, ) 
If anyone denies that Christ, the fountain and author of all graces, is received whole and entire under the one species of bread…let him be anathema. Pope Paul VI approved this Instruction, confirmed it with his authority, and ordered its publication, setting the day of publication as its effective date. When particles of Eucharistic bread adhere to the fingers, the minister wipes the immensas over the paten.
On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist. An earlier version of this article was originally published August 26, Advanced Search Find a Library. AAS 21 pp.
Completion of the Communion Rite. DS ; Pope Paul Pp. The individual replies, Amen, extends left hand or tongue, and the Host is given accordingly. Sacred Vessels  4.
Holy communion : commentary on the instruction Immensae caritatis.
Ritus ad deputandum ministrum sacrae Communionis ad actum distribuendae, p. Christ the Lord has left to the Church, his spouse, a testament of this immense love. Money, carltatis, just as other contributions for the poor, should be placed in an appropriate place which should be away from the eucharistic table. After the distribution of Communion, whatever remains of the Body and Blood of the Lord is ordinarily taken to the altar.
Church usage makes it clear that such an examination is needed because those conscious of mortal sin, no matter how contrite they may regard themselves, caritxtis not go to the eucharist without sacramental confession beforehand.