Tag Archives: concelebration

My preference for concelebration

Every time I post about concelebration and private Masses, interesting discussion evolves.
This was sent by a reader.  From this Pinterest page, these priests are saying their daily Masses during the annual Chartes Pentecost pilgrimage.

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My idea of concelebration

Here’s my idea of “concelebration”.

The other kind should be safe, legal and rare.

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Safe, legal and rare

For two summers in Rome I lived with Ukrainian Catholics.  They had their Divine Liturgy each morning and I attended.  They appreciated the contribution of my bass singing voice.  
One of the things I noticed in their Rite that was … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: simultaneous Masses v concelebration

From a reader:
Canon 902 states that “Unless the welfare of the Christian faithful
requires or suggests otherwise, priests can concelebrate the Eucharist. They are completely free to celebrate the Eucharist individually, however, but not while a concelebration is taking place in the same church … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Penalty for allowing a “womanpriest” to concelebrate

From a reader:
What penalties, if any would a Catholic Priest incur if he allowed a “womanpriest” to “concelebrate” Mass with him?
In the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church we find can. 1365: “One who is guilty of … Continue reading

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An observation about priests and Mass when they travel

The great P.P. of Brighton, Fr. Ray Blake, has an observation on his blog.  This probably will not surprise you too much.
I am delighted to offer hospitality to any priest. The strange thing is older priests visiting Brighton tend … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elevation of chalice, paten during concelebrations.

From a reader:
At a concelebrated Mass without a deacon, is it permitted / required / impermissible for one of the concelebrants to elevate the chalice while the main celebrant elevates the paten?
First, allow me to say that concelebration should be … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Good Friday – vestments for other priests present

From a priest:
There is a big debate happening among some of us concerning the vesture for the Liturgy of the Passion on Good Friday. On one side the camp, there is the argument that ALL priests in attendance should vest … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest answers cellphone during Mass

From a reader:
My wife attended Mass today with my children for our homeschooling co op. There were two priests concelebrating the Mass. The older priest’s cell phone started ringing and he got up and went to the side (Still on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to tell priests you don’t want concelebration.

From a reader:
Is there any way for the celebrant of a Mass to inform other clergy that he prefer that they NOT con-celebrate with him without offending them or seeming to be ultra-conservative or rejecting the accepted practice? Con-celebration seems … Continue reading

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