Is the Mass valid?


#1

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?


#2

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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