Sancta Missa

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

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

D. CONFIRMATION.

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For the solemn administration of Confirmation, the following preparations are made:

1. IN THE SACRISTY.

(1) Processional cross.
(2) Acolytes' candlesticks with lighted candles.
(3) Thurible with lighted charcoal and incense boat.

2. ON THE HIGH ALTAR.

(1) Six high candles lighted.
(2) White tabernacle veil and white antependium.
(3) The Bishop’s vestments are arranged on the center of the altar table (mensa): White cope, white stole, cincture, alb, amice.
(4) Mitre on gospel side.
(5) Crosier on epistle side.
(6) A chair or if possible a "Faldstool" nearby.
(7) A prie-dieu with green cushion (red for a Cardinal) in center before altar.

1. Crozier. 2. Mitre. 3. Faldstool. 3A. Same, folded. 4. Oil Stock with Holy Chrism.
5. Bugia. 6. Archbishop’s Processional Cross.7. Ewer and Basin.

3. ON THE CREDENCE TABLE.

(1) The "Pontificale Romanum"; Oilstock of Holy Chrism; Bugia (Bishop's Candlestick).
(2) The Bishop's "Ewer" or pitcher with water and basin for the washing of the Bishop's hands. Also a towel.
(3) A supply of cotton for wiping the Holy Chrism from the foreheads of those to be confirmed.
(4) A vessel or dish for receiving the used cotton.
(5) Bread and sliced lemon on a tray-for Bishop's fingers.
(6) A basket or dish for receiving the candidates' name cards.
(7) The white humeral veil.
(8) The "Ritus Confirmandi" (The book containing the rite of Confirmation). Also the Manual having the prayers for Benediction.
(9) Bell.

NOTE: The bearers of the Mitre and Crosier wear white veils over their shoulders, with which they hold these articles.

NOTE: If the administration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is combined with the "Visitation of the Bishop" the preparations stated earlier are to be made in conjunction with the instructions given for "The Bishop's Visitation".

E. MATRIMONY.

C. THE HOLY EUCHARIST.

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