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General Instruction of the Roman Missal


Concordat cum originali:
+ Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond
Chairman, USCCB Committee on Divine Worship
after review by Rev. Richard B. Hilgartner
Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship

The Roman Missal, Third Edition for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America was confirmed by decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on March 26, 2010 (Prot. n. 1464/06/L).  Proper adaptations for the United States were confirmed on July 24, 2010 (Prot. n. 577/10/L).

Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010 International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Particular adaptations for the Dioceses of the United States of America © 2010 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC.  All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2011, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC.  All rights reserved.  No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright holder.

Table of contents

Table of Contents
Foreword to this Edition
Chapter I: The Importance and Dignity of the Celebration of the Eucharist
Chapter II: The Structure of the Mass, Its Elements, and Its Parts
Chapter III:  Duties and Ministries  in the Mass
Chapter IV: The Different Forms of  Celebrating Mass
Chapter V:  The Arrangement and  Ornamentation of Churches for the Celebration of  the Eucharist
Chapter VI:  The Requisites for the  Celebration of Mass
Chapter VII:  The Choice of the Mass  and Its Parts
Chapter VIII:  Masses and Prayers for  Various Needs and  Occasions and Masses  for the Dead
Chapter IX:  Adaptations within the Competence of Bishops and Bishops’ Conferences

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