Types of Mass
14. Different rules apply for different types of Mass, depending on who is present and the form of celebration. The regulations are provided in different places as listed below.
15. Basic Mass - Mass without a deacon, without concelebrants. GIRM 82 - 126, IG 120 - 170
16. Mass with a deacon. GIRM 127 - 141, IG 171 - 186.
17. Concelebrated Mass. GIRM 153 - 208, IG 199 - 251.
18. Mass with only one minister, without a congregation. GIRM 210 - 231, IG 252 - 272.
19. IG 21, footnote 32 (in the Latin text, the English study translation is wrong), refers to other documents for the rules on some Masses:
20. Mass combined with the Liturgy of the Hours, GILH 93 - 98.
21. Mass with Children, DMC. The regulations here may also apply in a normal Mass with adults (which has some children attending) according to DMC 19: "Wherever the bishop permits, in addition to the adaptions already provided in the Order of Mass, one or other of the particular adaptions described later in the Directory may be employed in a Mass celebrated with adults in which children also participate."
22. With Special Groups - Instruction Actio pastoralis, on Masses with special groups, 15 May 1969. A copy is in Documents on the Liturgy (Minnesota, Liturgical Press, 1982), page 672.
23. According to IG 112: "At Mass celebrated by the Bishop, or whenever he presides without celebrating the Eucharist, the norms which are found in the Caeremoniale Episcoporum should be followed." So the regulations may be different for the following types of Mass:
24. Mass of Bishop, not stational. CB 55 - 118, 171 - 174.
25. Mass at which the Bishop presides but not as celebrant. CB 175 - 186.
26. Stational Mass of Bishop. CB 119 - 170.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 18 March 2002. Last updated 15 April 2002.