Archbishop Chaput said in a recent homily:
“We’re about the only church in the United States that has confession before Mass on Sunday. Its just not the usual thing.” (Podcast on iTunes, 13 March 2011, at 59 seconds). It seems to me that this is an excellent implementation of Canon 986 “… they are to provide these faithful with an opportunity to make individual confession on days and at times arranged to suit them.” So I see some value in being able to direct people to this good, if unusual, example.
I was wondering if there are examples of the following on the internet, perhaps youtube.com. (The quotes are from the 2002 GIRM, except as otherwise indicated).
1. Congregation bowing the head:
“275. … a. A bow of the head is made when the three Divine Persons are named together and at the names of Jesus, of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and of the Saint in whose honor Mass is being celebrated.”
2. Communicant holding communion plate:
“287. If Communion from the chalice is carried out by intinction, each communicant, holding a communion-plate under the chin, approaches the priest, who holds a vessel with the sacred particles, a minister standing at his side and holding the chalice. The priest takes a host, dips it partly into the chalice and, showing it, says, Corpus et Sanguis Christi (The Body and Blood of Christ). The communicant responds, Amen, receives the Sacrament in the mouth from the priest, and then withdraws.”
3. Silence after second reading, before Alleluia:
“130. If there is to be a second reading before the Gospel, the lector proclaims it from the ambo. All listen and at the end respond to the acclamation, as noted above (cf. no. 128). Then, as appropriate, a few moments of silence may be observed.”
**4. Lector sitting in sanctuary: **
“195. Upon reaching the altar, the lector makes a profound bow with the others. If he is carrying the Book of the Gospels, he approaches the altar and places the Book of the Gospels upon it. Then the lector takes his own place in the sanctuary with the other ministers.”
5. Introduction before reading:
“15. There may be concise introductions before the readings, especially the first.” (Introduction to the Lectionary)
6. Exclusive use of instituted lector to do readings.
Ceremonial of Bishops: “31. … But in celebrations presided over by the bishop it is fitting that readers formally instituted proclaim the readings …”.
“101. In the absence of an instituted lector, other laypersons may be commissioned to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture.”