Is the Mass valid?

G.I.R.M. 308 states that a Crucifix must be present in the sanctuary, and visible to the congregation, during the Mass. If there is not one, does it invalidate the Mass?

Dear Reilly,

Masses are not valid or in valid. It is the consecration that is valid or invalid. The lack of a crucifix would not invalidate the consecration.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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