1. IN THE SACRISTY.
a) The Arrangement of the Vestments for Holy Mass.
The sacristan should make sure
of the color of the vestments to be used for Holy Mass. They are then so
arranged upon the vesting table that the last one the priest puts on (the
chasuble) is the first one laid upon the table, with the others arranged in
order. Thus, the sacristan places the chasuble back up, folded, upon the table,
then over it arranges the stole so that the priest may grasp it in the middle.
The maniple, cincture and alb follow in order. Lastly the veil and burse are
placed on top of all (See illustration).
One Method of laying out vestments, progressively as
1. Chasuble. 2.
Maniple. 3. Stole. 4. Cincture. 5. Alb. 6. Amice.
NOTE: Each priest has his own purificator and amice,
which he personally cares for. The sacristan regularly replaces soiled amices
and purificators with clean ones.
b) The Preparation of the Chalice.
In many instances, the priest
himself prepares the chalice and the missal. But whenever this duty is assigned
and permitted to the sacristan, the procedure is as follows: First see that the
chalice is free of dust or any foreign particles. Then place the purificator
folded, over the top of the chalice; upon this place the paten with the host to
be used at Mass. Place the pall over these and
then cover all with the veil. Lastly the burse, containing the corporal, is set
upon the veil.
Dressing of the Chalice
2. ON THE ALTAR.
a) The Preparation of the Altar for Low Mass. The following items comprise
all the preparations necessary for Low Mass.
(2) Three white linen cloths-top
one, touching floor on either side.
(3) Two lighted candles-one on
either side of the tabernacle. (In some churches a third candle is lighted
during the Canon of the Mass.)
(4) Tabernacle veil-same color as the vestments used
at Mass. However, a black tabernacle
veil is never permitted where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. In that case, it must be violet.
(5) Antependium. Same color as the vestments
used at Mass.
(6) The Missal upon the missal
stand on epistle side of altar. Front of stand parallel with altar. The side
edge of the closed missal is turned toward the tabernacle.
(7) Altar Cards.
(8) Card or book "Altar
Prayers," for Prayers after Low
(9) Bell on lower step; sometimes
on Credence Table until "Lavabo."
3. ON THE CREDENCE TABLE.
The following articles are placed on the Credence Table:
(1) Wine and Water Cruets, filled.
(2) Finger Bowl and Towel.
(3) Communion Paten.
the priest vests.
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