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Is holding hands and forming a circle around the altar during eucharistic prayer allowed?

Is it permitted to form a circle around the altar and hold hands during the Eucharistic Prayer? The short answer is: No. When I was in the major seminary, we would gather around the altar once a ...
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Posture when singing the Marian antiphon in the Evensong of the Divine Office of the Personal Ordinariates?

The Ordinariates' official office book is currently in preparation, but there does exist the Customary of Our Lady of Walsingham of the UK Ordinariate [the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of ...
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Can Mass be celebrated at any hour of the day?

Can Mass be celebrated at any hour of the day? The short answer is: Yes, if there is a valid reason for it. Masses can be said at any time day or night if there is a real necessity or spiritual need ...
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Can Mass be celebrated at any hour of the day?

See the § "De Hora celebrandi Missam" ("Regarding the time of celebrating Mass") of the 1957 Missale Romanum: Missa privata saltem post Matutinum et Laudes ab una hora ante ...
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What date to place the patronal feast day of St. Mary’s Church?

Your hunch "that it is the Feast of the Assumption" appears correct, at least according to Rev. W. J. Wiseman, “The Titular Feast,” The Pastor 3, no. 5 (March 1885): 129–36. In the § "Practical ...
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According to Catholicism, does Welch’s Grape Juice constitute valid matter for the consecration of the Mass?

In the article "Why Grape Wine?", written for the website catholic.com, David Lang quotes from a clarification to the CDF document you mention: THE CONSEQUENCE OF MATTER So, how does the ...
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Can Mass be celebrated at any hour of the day?

Based on the summarized missal info on the USCCB's website, it seems like the Easter Vigil, at least, can take place any time between sunset and sunrise. With respect to your quote from Eucharistic ...
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According to Catholicism, does Welch’s Grape Juice constitute valid matter for the consecration of the Mass?

I have come across priests using Welch’s Grape 🍇 Juice at Mass. That's very clearly an invalid Mass. Canon law makes it very clear that wine is the necessary matter: Can. 924 §1. The most holy ...
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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 or the orations (of the Opening Prayer or Collect, Prayer over the ...
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Master of Ceremonies wears purple at High Masses according to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass?

Was it in a cathedral church? Nainfa's Costume of Prelates of the Catholic Church (1926) pp. 36-7: purple is the color of the episcopal Livery. Thus, according to rules laid down by the Ceremonials,4 ...
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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?

This question was not easy when it was asked, but has a clear answer since 19 March 2020. Before it was often announced that there will be norms on this topic, last 2011 in Universe Ecclesiae n. 25 (...
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Is it permissible for priests who normally celebrates the Extraordinary Form of the Mass to concelebrate Mass?

In the traditional (i.e. before Vatican II) rite, a mass of priestly ordination would be concelebrated by the ordaining bishop and the newly ordained priest(s). Specifically, they would pray the canon ...
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Are there any Catholic directives (rubrics) from the 17th to 19th century about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?

The Saint-Pierre de Solesmes Benedictine abbey—founded by Dom Guéranger, O.S.B., who reestablished, in the 19th century, the Benedictine order and Gregorian chant in France after its destruction by ...
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Are there any Catholic medieval directives (rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?

Are there any Catholic medieval directives (rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during eucharistic adoration? There are certainly some directives about what to do during Eucharist Adoration, but they ...
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Are there any Catholic medieval directives (rubrics) about what to do/pray/think during Eucharist Adoration?

Eucharistic Adoration as it is known today didn't exist between the 5th and 15th centuries. Even Quantore (or forty hours devotions) did not begin until the 16th century. Apart from religious houses,...
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Can a priest add his own prayers to the Mass after the dismissal?

Does a priest have the right to prolong Mass with a novena? This is how the original question was worded before it was edited. I would like to address this specific nuance of the question at this ...
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Can a priest add his own prayers to the Mass after the dismissal?

I think the answer is partly in this communication by the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, titled "The Priest in the Concluding Rites of the Mass", issued in 2010. First,...
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