Questions tagged [ordinary-form-of-the-mass]

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Can a priest give a Mass in American Sign Language (ASL)? What does he do when he is supposed to lift up the Eucharist while speaking in ASL?

Part of the mass involves the priest lifting up the Eucharist and saying the following aloud: Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to ...
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Why does a priest say "The Lord Be With You” and a bishop say "Peace Be With You" as a liturgical greeting?

One option for the liturgical greeting at the beginning of the Mass is: Priest: The Lord be with you. [or Bishop: Peace be with you.] All: And with your spirit. The phrase "The Lord be with you ...
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Why did "versus populum" (instead of "ad orientem") become commonplace after Vatican II?

Why did versus populum (the priest facing the congregation) become commonplace after Vatican II, when ad orientem ("facing east," with the priest's back to the congregation) was the norm before ...
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How do I know when to cross myself during Mass (Novus Ordo)?

I've been going to Catholic (Latin Rite) Mass my whole life and am constantly surprised by the different times that people will cross themselves during the Liturgy. I only do it when the Priest says ...
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Is holding hands and forming a circle around the altar during eucharistic prayer allowed?

We have a new priest in our parish who does things differently. Today in Mass he invited all children to form a circle around the altar with him and hold hands. I know that some priests do this while ...
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Can Mass be celebrated at any hour of the day?

In the Eucharistic Prayer III, we read: You are indeed Holy, O Lord, and all you have created rightly gives you praise, for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power and working of the ...
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Why do the faithful have to say "And with your spirit " in the Catholic Mass?

In the Catholic Holy Mass (Ordinary Form of the Mass in the Latin rite), the prayer for peace is said more than once . But, when the priest says "Peace be with you"the faithful respond by saying "And ...
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Why do Solemnities have different readings for the vigil masses?

If Solemnities (like today August 15th) are kind of like extra Sundays, why do the vigil masses have different readings and why don't Saturday evenings have a different set of readings from the Sunday ...
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Why do some Catholics avoid communion at Novus Ordo masses?

Is there a consensus among some traditionalists in the Catholic Church that it is not licit to receive communion at a Novus Ordo mass? Even an otherwise solemn Mass proclaimed by the Bishop of the ...
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Best wishes for a good week at the end of the mass?

The concluding rites of the holy mass in the ordinary form are somehow like this: If they are necessary, any brief announcements to the people follow here. Then the dismissal takes place. The ...
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Why is Ex 3:10 in the reading of the Third Sunday in Lent (Year C) in German and French lectionary?

The first reading of the Third Sunday in Lent in Year C (today) is Ex 3, 1-8a.13-15. The new (Advent 2018) German lectionary includes also verse 10. The French lectionary has the same. The old ...
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Why do priests celebrate Mass versus populum (toward the congregation) at most Masses in the Ordinary Form?

Why do priests celebrate Mass versus populum (toward the congregation) and at most Masses in the Ordinary Form?
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Are Catholics allowed to believe that the EF or OF is objectively more reverent than the other?

I have been to both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. Many people at the Extraordinary form told me something that could be understood as "the EF is more reverent than ...
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Is it permitted for a priest say a Mass of Pope Pius V for new saints while employing the prayers taken from the Mass of Paul VI?

Is it permissible for a priest say a Mass in the Extraordinary Form for new saints (canonized after 1962) while employing the prayers (Opening Prayer or Collect, Prayer over the Offerings and the ...
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Is communion in the hand a liturgical abuse?

This question is specific to the Novus Ordo in the Roman Catholic Church. Communion in the hand is not allowed in the Extraordinary Form. It seems that receiving communion in the hand is a liturgical ...
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How can something be less reverent but impart the same graces?

In my previous question Are Catholics allowed to believe that the EF or OF is objectively more reverent than the other? someone mentioned two terms reverence and imparting grace. I had to ask a new ...