Blessing and Sprinkling
124. According to IG 51-52:
In place of the customary penitential rite, the blessing and
sprinkling with water may occasionally be performed.
52. Then the Kyrie always begins, unless it
has already been included as part of the penitential rite.
125. The 1975 English translation of the Order of Mass had
in the rubrics (about sprinkling with water): "The Kyrie
is also omitted." It seems that this will be changed, so
that the Kyrie is not omitted when there is a sprinkling.
2002 Roman Missal, page 1252 describes the rite of sprinkling
with what I translate as "When it is prescribed the Gloria
is then sung or said". So the Kyrie is omitted with the
sprinkling, despite the use of always ("semper") in
126. The Stational Mass omits the Kyrie when there
is a sprinkling (CB 134).
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