Daily Archives: 3 October 2010

QUAERITUR: candle ceremony during All Souls Mass

From a reader:
Our parish has a long standing tradition of remembering the souls of parishioners and/or family members who passed away during the last calendar year.  During the All Souls Day Mass family members of the deceased process one by … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of the amice with the surplice

From a reader:
Is it appropriate to wear an amice, when wearing a cope and surplice?
Under usual circumstances, such as Benediction, the priest or deacon will not use the amice with the surplice and cope.
However, an assistant priest at a Solemn … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Removal of Bl. Sacrament for a concert in church

A reader asks:
Is there anything in Canon Law or else in pronouncements of the SRC or CDW regarding removing the Blessed Sacrament from a church whilst it is being used for a concert or similar event? In particular, if the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: May black vestments be use in the Ordinary Form?

From a reader:
May a priest wear black vestments for a funeral mass in the Novus Ordo?
Yes!  Without question, yes!
Black is a legitimate liturgical color and may be used for Masses for the Dead, All Souls, funerals, graveside services, etc.   The … Continue reading

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