Tag Archives: surplice

ASK FATHER: Lace during Lent

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering what the rules are if any about wearing lace albs or cottas [surplices] by priests during Lent. Is there a prohibition on lace being worn during Lent? I don’t think there is. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Liturgy director tries to forbid altar boys from wearing cassock and surplice.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our diocesan liturgical director is trying to prevent parishes from having altar servers wear cassocks and surplices, claiming they’re “clerical garb,” so lay people can’t wear them. Is his claim legitimate? Is there any official statement … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayers for putting on cassock, surplice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While vesting for Mass, a member of the clergy (at least in the EF; the priests I know do it for OF too) will say a set of prayers as he is putting the different vestments … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cassock, surplice, girls

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Am I correct in saying that Cassock & Surplice is male attire and that girls should NOT wear it? And if this is the case why do people let it happen? I am taking over … 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 … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: mixed choir in cassock and surplice

From a reader: Perhaps you have already addressed this question somewhere, but as a choir director myself, I was bothered by something I saw on Corpus Christi. In the midst of a trip away from home, I was worshiping at a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a seminarian use an amice?

From a seminarian: Just a question: Is it permissible for those candidates to be installed as acolytes during their seminary formation, in addition to the alb and cincture, allowed to wear an amice?   Of course it is.  And it … Continue reading

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