William A. O'Brien, M.A.
FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM
"IN SACRISTY AND SANCTUARY"
D. AFTERNOON OR EVENING DEVOTIONS.
There are various pious exercises commonly termed
"Afternoon or Evening Devotions." These take place
especially during the Holy Season of Lent, and during May, October, and
November. Such devotional exercises are usually followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Hence, apart from the regular
preparations to be made for Benediction, there is little else to be prepared,
except those things that are quite the same for all these occasions, viz.
(1) Surplice and stole of proper color for the season and
(2) Processional cross; especially for the devotion of
the "Stations of the Cross" during Lent.
(3) Acolytes' candlesticks with
lighted candles whenever the processional cross is used, as e.g., for the
"Stations of the
Any other preparations must be
made in keeping with approved local customs and as the occasion demands and the
Reverend Pastor may direct.
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