5.3.5 Rites and Ceremonies of Eucharistic Celebration

1. In the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist, priests and all who assist them are to observe faithfully the norms of canon law, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, the norms of the episcopal conference and the regulations of the diocesan bishop contained or referenced in this policy manual. [1]

2. Attention is to be paid to the Instruction on Certain Matters to be Observed or to be Avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum. [2]



[1] The General Instruction of the Roman Missal Including Adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America (implemented in 2011) is available at the USCCB website, http://www.usccb.org/prayer-andworship/the-mass/general-instruction-of-the-roman-missal/ [Hereafter GIRM.]

[2] Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Instruction on certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist, Redemptionis Sacramentum (April 23, 2004). Available at the Vatican website,
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20040423_redempt ionis-sacramentum_en.html.


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor