Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament
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by Paul Turner
2d ago
Q: I am an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a commissioned Minister of Care and a commissioned Lector.  I was designated by our paster and other clergies, that if none of them are available to reposition the Blessed Sacrament after the adoration I need to do it.  My question is, is there anything special I need to do?  We sing Oh Sacrament Most Holy.. while I go genuflect and take out the luna and bring it to the tabernacle for reposition.  Will you please tell me if I am doing it correctly?  Thank you. == A: The appropriate liturgical book you need is Ho ..read more
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Alleluias
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by Paul Turner
2d ago
Q: A point of clarification, please – thanks! Recently in conversation, the question arose about the liturgical use of Alleluias in Eastertime. My understanding is this:    Liturgy of the Hours – in many, if not all antiphons throughout – for 50 days                                                  at Dismissal – only in Easter Octave days,&nb ..read more
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Corpus Christi Processions
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by Paul Turner
2d ago
Q: First, we need to have the bishop’s permission for Corpus Christi Processions correct? Even if they are just in our parish parking lot? Second, at Corpus Christi Processions I have been at in the past, at times the cleric carrying the Blessed Sacrament stops at table, places the monstrance down, incenses our Lord and/or does extra prayers there. Then either he or another cleric picks up the monstrance and the procession continues. What certain protocols do priests need to keep in mind if they want to carry this out as part of their Corpus Christi Procession? Additionally, what can we or can ..read more
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Dewfall
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by Paul Turner
5d ago
Q: I no longer have my copy of your book. I do remember that you mentioned something about the phrase “”by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall” I think you wrote that it came from an ancient prayer of the Eastern Church. Can you remind me? == A: If you go here https://paulturner.org/talks/ and scroll down to Feb 2, 2011, you’ll find my talk on this theme. In my book, At the Supper of the Lamb I say more precisely that the 8th century Gothic Missal used the word in a eucharistic prayer for the Easter Vigil. So, not the Eastern Church, but the Gallic Church ..read more
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Concelebration
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by Paul Turner
5d ago
Q: Thanks for the presentation you made for the presbyterate of our diocese.  I had two follow-ups. I had asked you about concelebration and the need for a concelebrant to proclaim the gospel as this is a ministerial function, not a presidential one.  You indicated that he ought also do all of the spoken deacon roles: invitation to the sign of peace, dismissal, and to raise the chalice at the doxology. 1.  Is he also supposed to set the altar and prepare the chalice? 2.  Can you point me towards the document(s) that indicate all of this? Thanks very mu ..read more
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Paschal candle
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by Paul Turner
1w ago
Q: Hello Fr. Paul, thank you for your patient and wise responses to the variety of liturgical questions posed to you. The Ordo mentions carrying the Paschal candle out after the Pentecost Mass as a sign that the Easter season is over. This seems like a negative view of a symbol which may have a positive connotation. Is it reasonable to think that with those tongues as of fire having settled on the heads of the assembly on Pentecost that the light of Christ has now settled on us as we follow that light in the recessional out into the world ?   What is the symbolism of this liturgical ..read more
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Conclusion of the Collect
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by Paul Turner
1w ago
Q: Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Question 1:  The “God” in the third line, is it referring to Lord Jesus Christ [mentioned in the first line] OR is it referring to God the Father? Or is it referring to all three persons?  Question 2: “For ever and ever” in the third line, is it referring to the forever-ness of the second line OR is it referring to the forever-ness of God being God always? == A: Here’s a previous post: https://paulturner.org/god-for-ever-and-ever/ IMHO, the expressio ..read more
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Communion service outside of Mass
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by Paul Turner
1w ago
Q: I received an email from our diocese in addition to a flyer for the book Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Outside Mass. Could you explain what this book replaces and how to best utilize this? I assume we can use this for communion service outside of Mass, but I don’t typically use a book outside of the lectionary for the readings. I am a little confused as I see we must use this beginning with Advent in December, 2024. Thank you. == A: This replaces a book that has been in force since the 1970s but that I have seen in very few sacristies. It includes the proper way ..read more
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Old Testament readings for a wedding
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by Paul Turner
2w ago
Q: Father, do you any suggestions on Old Testament readings for my son’s wedding? He asked me today about this. I would appreciate your suggestions.  God bless,  == A: How wonderful that your son is asking for your counsel on this! The recommended Old Testament readings for a Catholic wedding can be found here:  https://www.foryourmarriage.org/old-testament-readings/  . The commentaries on that web site were written by a friend of mine, and they’re good. But if you’re interested in my commentaries, you can find them here:  https://ltp.org/products/details/PWH ..read more
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Revised RCIA / OCIA
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by Paul Turner
2w ago
Q: Good Afternoon Fr Paul, I am heading into a meeting shortly but was wondering if you knew more about the revised RCIA / OCIA. Do you know when we might anticipate its promulgation?   Trying to get things in line here and hoping you may have some insight. === A: The Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has approved the new English translation for the US, and the USCCB’s Office of Divine Worship is now reviewing the text for any editorial corrections. From there, it will go to publishers, who will need several months to get the new books ready ..read more
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