26 August 2002. Providing links to the Roman Missal Formational Materials provided for free by the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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BCL Formation Materials

Educational material on the 2002 Roman Missal is available for free on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website. The Bishops Committee for the Liturgy (BCL) Secretariat have written:

"You may feel free to download and reproduce these materials in any form which you find meets the needs of your diocese or parish, provided that the materials are not sold in any form. If you reproduce any of the materials as they are, you include the citation: ..."

This is commendable, removing concerns about copyright for those educating people about the requirements of the new Roman Missal.

Unfortunately in the Priest Liturgy Guide I think the following may be misunderstood:

"It is also assumed that all communicants present at Mass, priest celebrant, deacon, ministers and all in the assembly, will receive the sacrament from bread and wine consecrated at that Mass (85, 281, 321), just as the priest celebrant must do (85, 243)."

Certainly the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), n. 283 does not assume everyone will receive communion under both kinds (consecrated bread and wine) at every Mass. The point intended is that the GIRM does not describe using consecrated hosts from the tabernacle.

I am surprised to see references to "THLS", This Holy and Living Sacrifice. This document has been replaced by Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America.

But I see these as minor points. Generally I am impressed with the clarity of the instructions I have read, on the priest, deacon and reader.

By J.R. Lilburne, 26 August 2002. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain. Roman Missal Formational Materials provided by the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2002.

On usccb.org/liturgy/girm

Roman Missal Formation Materials

Liturgy Guides:




Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

"At Mass" Bulletin Inserts:

The Worshiping Assembly

Ministries and Roles

Postures and Gestures

Hearing the Word of God

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Reception of Holy Communion

Another Resource:

The Theological Vision
of Sacrosanctum Concilium
and the
Roman Missal