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cf. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, A. The Introductory Rites.

At a certain church during a weekday Mass, the priest goes from the Sign of the Cross to the Collect, skipping 51. The Act of Penitence and 52. The Kyrie Eleison.

The Priest won't explain himself.

The question is during the Mass, by what Church permission or instruction is the priest allowed to skip the Act of Penitence and the Kyrie Eleison, and what effect has that on the entire Mass?

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Rather than editing your question to add a note, you should edit the answer itself. I would recommend linking the word 'illicit' only. –  curiousdannii Aug 2 at 5:25
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By what Church permission or instruction is the priest allowed to skip the Act of Penitence and the Kyrie Eleison

On some occasions, for example, when the Mass is joined to another rite such as the celebration of a sacrament or the Divine Office penitential rite can be omitted (GILH 94-95). Other than this the Act of Penitence cannot be skipped. Regarding The Kyrie...

After the Act of Penitence, the Kyrie is always begun, unless it has already been included as part of the Act of Penitence. (GIRM 52)

what effect has that on the entire Mass?

Assuming the priest is skipping The Act of Penitence and The Kyrie without valid reason, the mass becomes illicit. Assuming that everything else at the Mass is as per the rubics, skipping these parts does NOT invalidate the Mass.


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