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Norms on the Use of Eucharistic Prayers I-IV
May 23, 1968

Author:
Sacred Congregation of Rites

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER I

I. Eucharistic Prayer 1, that is, the Roman Canon, may always be used; its use is particularly suited to days assigned a proper In union with the whole Church or a proper Bless and approve; to feasts of the apostles and saints mentioned in this Prayer; also to Sundays, unless pastoral reasons call for a different eucharistic prayer.

II. The norms to be followed in concelebration and for singing this prayer are in the Rite of Concelebration (7 March 1965) nos. 35-42.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II

I. Because of its distinctive features, Eucharistic Prayer II, is better suited to weekdays or to special occasions.

Even though it has a corresponding preface, it may also be used with different ones, especially those summarizing the mystery of salvation, for example, the Sunday prefaces for Ordinary Time and the common prefaces.

In the celebration of a Mass for the dead, the special formulary may be inserted at its proper place, namely, before the Remember our brothers and sisters.

II. In concelebration:
 

  1. The Lord, you are holy indeed is recited by the celebrant alone, with hands extended.

  2. From the Let your Spirit through the May all of us who share all the concelebrants recite everything in unison and in the following manner:

    1. the Let your Spirit, with hands outstretched toward the offerings, then joining their hands at the end;

    2. the Before he was given up and When supper was ended, with hands joined and bowing their heads at gave you thanks;

    3. the words of the Lord, with right hand outstretched toward the bread and the chalice, if this seems appropriate; at the elevation they look toward the host and the chalice, then bow deeply;

    4. the In memory of his death, with hands outstretched;

    5. the May all of us who share, while bowing deeply and with hands joined.

  3. The intercessions for the living, Lord, remember your Church, and for the dead, Remember our brothers and sisters, may be assigned to one of the concelebrants, who recites them alone, with hands outstretched.

  4. The concluding doxology is recited by the celebrant alone or together with all the concelebrants.

  5. The celebrant begins the memorial acclamation after the consecration, the words, Let us proclaim the mystery of faith; the congregation continues it, using the announced formulary.

 

III. The following parts of this Prayer may be sung: Before he was given up to death, When supper was ended, In memory of his earth and resurrection, the concluding doxology.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III

I. Eucharistic Prayer III may be used with any of the prefaces; like the Roman Canon, it is to have precedence on Sundays and holydays. In this prayer it is permissible to use the special formulary for a deceased person, to be inserted at its proper place, namely, after the In mercy and love unite all your children wherever they may be.

II. In concelebration:
 

  1. The Father, you are holy indeed is recited by the celebrant alone, with hands outstretched.

  2. From the And so, Father through the Look with favor on your Church's offering all the concelebrants recite everything in unison and in the following manner:

    1. the And so, Father, with hands outstretched toward the offerings; after the words, at whose command we celebrate this eucharist, they join their hands;

    2. the On the night he was betrayed and When supper was ended, with hands joined and bowing their heads at gave you thanks;

    3. the words of the Lord, with right hand outstretched toward the bread and the chalice, if this seems appropriate; at the elevation they look toward the host and the chalice, then bow deeply;

    4. the Father calling to mind, with hands outstretched;

    5. the Look with favor, while bowing deeply and with hands joined.

  3. The intercessions, May he make us and Lord may this sacrifice, may be assigned to one of the concelebrants, who recites them alone, with hands outstretched.

  4. The concluding doxology is recited by the celebrant alone or together with all the concelebrants.

  5. The celebrant begins the memorial acclamation after the consecration, with the words, Let us proclaim the mystery of faith; the congregation continues it, using the announced formulary.

 

III. The following parts of this Prayer may be sung: the On the night he was betrayed When supper was ended, the concluding doxology.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER IV

I. Eucharistic Prayer IV has an unchangeable preface and presents a more complete summary of the history of salvation. It may be used whenever a Mass does not have a proper preface; its use is particularly suited to a congregation of people with a more developed knowledge of Scripture.

The special formulary for a deceased person cannot be inserted into this Prayer because of its distinctive structure.

II. In concelebration:
 

  1. The preface and the Father, we acknowledge through bring us the fullness of grace are recited by the celebrant alone, with hands outstretched.

  2. From the Father, may this Holy Spirit through the Lord, look upon this sacrifice all the concelebrants recite everything in unison and in the following manner:

    1. the Father, may this Holy Spirit, with hands outstretched toward the offerings; after the words, an everlasting covenant, they join their hands;

    2. the While they were at supper and In the same way, with hands joined and bowing their heads at gave you thanks, which in this prayer is said only before the consecration of the wine;

    3. the words of the Lord, with right hand outstretched toward the bread and the chalice, if this seems appropriate; at the elevation they look toward the host and the chalice, then bow deeply;

    4. the Father, we now celebrate, with hands outstretched;

    5. the Lord, look upon this sacrifice, while bowing deeply and with hands joined.

  3. The intercession, Lord, remember those, may be assigned to one of the concelebrants, who recites it alone, with hands outstretched.

  4. The concluding doxology is recited by the celebrant alone or together with all the concelebrants.

  5. The celebrant begins the memorial acclamation after the consecration, with the words, Let us proclaim the mystery of faith; the congregation continues it, using the announced formulary.

III. The following parts of this Prayer may be sung: the While they were at supper, In the same way, Father, we now celebrate, the concluding doxology.

 

 

 

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