GIRM = General Instruction of the Roman Missal , adapted for USA Roman Missal USCCB and Apostolic See – 2 folders plus 8 documents.. USCCB. Latin GIRM (Institutio Generalis Missalis Romani) — Roman Missal, 3rd Edition in GIRM (in English) • Preferred Version from MR3. Ed.) (Liturgy Documentary) [Usccb] on The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), from the Roman Missal, Third December 9,
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The Liturgy itself teaches that great reverence is to be shown to it by setting it off from the other readings with special marks of honor: The Responsorial Psalm After the first reading girm 2011 usccb the responsorial Psalm, which is an girm 2011 usccb part of the Liturgy of the Word and holds great liturgical and pastoral girm 2011 usccb, because it fosters meditation on the word of God.
The responsorial Psalm should correspond to each reading and should, as a rule, be taken from the Lectionary. Hence, the psalmist, or the cantor of the Psalm, sings the verses of the Psalm from the ambo or another suitable place.
The entire congregation remains seated and listens but, as a rule, takes part by singing the response, except when the Psalm is sung straight through without a response.
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girm 2011 usccb In order, however, that the people may be able to sing the Psalm response more readily, texts of some responses girm 2011 usccb Psalms have been chosen for the various seasons of the year or for the various categories of Saints.
These may be used in place of the text corresponding to the reading whenever the Psalm is sung. If the Psalm cannot be sung, then it should be recited in such a way that it is particularly suited to fostering meditation on the word of God.
In girm 2011 usccb dioceses of the United States of America, the following may also be sung in place of the Psalm assigned in the Lectionary for Mass: Songs or hymns may not be used in place of the responsorial Psalm.
The Acclamation Before the Gospel After the reading that immediately precedes the Girm 2011 usccb, the Alleluia or another chant indicated by the rubrics is sung, as required by the liturgical season.
An acclamation of this kind constitutes a rite or act in itself, by which the assembly of the faithful welcomes and greets the Lord who girm 2011 usccb about to speak to it in the Gospel and professes its faith by means of the chant.
It is sung by all while standing and is led by the choir or a cantor, being repeated if this is appropriate.
The verse, however, is sung either by the choir or by the cantor. The Alleluia is sung in every season other than Lent. The verses are taken from the Lectionary or the Gradual. During Lent, in place of the Alleluia, the verse before the Gospel is sung, as indicated in the Lectionary.
It is also permissible to sing another psalm or tract, as found in the Gradual. When there is only one reading before the Gospel, During a season when the Alleluia is to be said, either the Alleluia Psalm or the responsorial Psalm followed by girm 2011 usccb Alleluia with its verse may be used; During the season girm 2011 usccb the Alleluia is not to be girm 2011 usccb, either the psalm and the verse before the Gospel or the psalm alone may be used; The Alleluia or verse before the Gospel may be omitted if they are not sung.
The homily is part of the Liturgy and is strongly recommended,  for it is necessary for the nurturing of the Christian life.
It should be an exposition of some aspect of the readings from Sacred Scripture or of another text from the Ordinary or from the Proper of the Mass of the girm 2011 usccb and should take into account both the mystery being celebrated and the particular needs of the listeners. The homily should ordinarily be given by the priest celebrant himself.
He may entrust it to a girm 2011 usccb priest or occasionally, according to circumstances, to the deacon, but never to a lay person.
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There is to be a homily on Sundays and holy days of obligation at all Masses that are celebrated with the participation of a congregation; it may not be omitted without a serious reason.
It is recommended on other girm 2011 usccb, especially on the weekdays of Advent, Lent, and the Easter Season, as well as on other festive days and occasions when the people come to church in greater numbers.
The Profession of Faith The purpose of the Symbolum or Profession of Faith, or Creed, is that the whole gathered people may respond to the word of God proclaimed in the readings taken from Sacred Scripture and explained in the homily and that they may also call to mind and girm 2011 usccb the great mysteries of the faith by reciting the rule of faith in a formula approved for liturgical use, before these mysteries are celebrated in the Eucharist.
The Creed is to be sung or said by the priest together with the people on Sundays and solemnities.
It may be said also at particular celebrations of a more solemn character.