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Recommended ritual for all Masses

The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is next Sunday, January 26. In preparation for this new occasion, the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission submits for use by clergy and faithful the following liturgical directions.

  1. Enthroning the Word of God in the Sanctuary
    1. The lectionary held by a lector flanked by two altar servers holding two lighted candles will be taken to the Sanctuary.
    2. The lectionary is then placed on a small table in the Sanctuary. The candles are placed at either side of the table.
    3. The lector and altar servers bow and exit.
    4. A suitable piece of soft music pertaining to the Word can be played during the enthroning.
  1. Entrance procession

After opening prayer, the lectors for the Mass and the Cantor for the Psalm will go  with the two altar servers for the candles, stand before the table, bow and one of them will lift the lectionary and all will process to the lectern, take their seats and the Liturgy of the Word continues as usual.

  1. Gospel
  2. Homily

By way of an introduction to the homily, a skit on the Word can be used. An alternative would be using the skit after the Prayer after Communion and/or one or two of the congregation giving a very brief testimony to the Word in their lives.

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