Sancta Missa

SACRISTAN’S MANUAL
FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM
"IN SACRISTY AND SANCTUARY"

By Rev. William A. O'Brien, M.A.

a) For the Mass followed by the Burial Service

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1. IN THE SACRISTY.

(1) The vestments, which are white in color, are arranged as usual for one or three priests, as occasion requires.
(2) White cope.
(3) The Processional cross without its shaft (any other kind of portable crucifix may be used).
(4) Holy water pot and sprinkler.
(5) The thurible with lighted charcoal and incense boat (used only during Mass, not for the service at the coffin).
(6) Acolytes' candlesticks with lighted candles (for service at coffin).
(7) Ritual (for service at coffin).

NOTE: If it is customary to ring the church bells this is done joyously. They are not tolled.

2. ON THE ALTAR.

(1) All arrangements as the occasion and dignity of the Mass, whether a Low Mass or otherwise, require.
(2) Flowers are permitted as a decoration for the altar.

3. ON THE CREDENCE TABLE.

Everything as usual in keeping with the solemnity of the Mass.

4. IN THE CENTER AISLE.

Six candlesticks (not black) with lighted yellow wax candles may be placed around the coffin, as at funerals for adults.

b) For the Burial Service of Infants Outside of Mass

VII. FUNERAL MASS AND BURIAL OF INFANTS

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