Friday, August 26, 2011

Mass and September 11

General Instruction of the Roman Missal 374 states that "In cases of serious need or pastoral advantage, at the direction of the diocesan Bishop or with his permission, an appropriate Mass may be celebrated."

That said, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has provided some liturgical resources, such as intercessions that could be said during the Prayer of the Faithful, as well as homily notes, on their website. Also worth a read are some suggestions for celebrating Mass, such as celebrating the "Mass for Peace and Justice (with white vestments) or the Mass in Time of War or Civil Disturbance (with purple vestments)."

Also on the USCCB website are a collection of reflections and remembrances of 9/11; there is also a collection bishops' statements on 9/11.

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