Sancta Missa

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

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

A. BAPTISM.

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The following preparations are made for the administration of the Sacrament of Baptism:

1. FOR THE PRIEST.

(1) Surplice.
(2) A combination stole having white on one side and violet on the reverse.

2. NEAR THE FONT.

A table covered with a white linen cloth upon which are the following things:

(1) The Holy Oils.
(2) The vessel with blessed salt.
NOTE: There is obtainable a special outfit, called "Baptismal Case", that is very practical for the purpose of keeping ready to hand the Holy Oils and the blessed salt.
(3) The lighted wax candle on a candlestick.
(4) Cotton for the anointings.
(5) A small white robe or its equivalent.
(6) Baptismal shell-i.e. vessel for pouring the water.
(7) Towel-for drying the child's head after baptism.
(8) Ritual and baptismal register.

3. THE RECEPTION OF CONVERTS.

(1) Surplice; purple stole where customary- not necessary.
(2) Chair on the epistle side of altar.
(3) Book of Gospels.
(4) Ritual.

The arrangements for the baptism of a convert are the same as for the usual baptismal ceremony.


A. Case containing Holy Chrism, Oil of Catechumens, and Salt. B. Baptismal Shell.

B. PENANCE.

CHAPTER VI PREPARATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

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