A Ritual for Laypersons: Rites for Holy Communion and the Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying [Paperback]

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This book gathers in one place those rites at which a layperson may preside in the absence of a priest or deacon. They are gathered from Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass, Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, and Order of Christian Funerals. By collecting the pertinent rites, this book makes them more accessible to laypersons designated to administer them. Two-color printing with one ribbon marker. Fully approved by the NCCB.

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Pages   168
Dimensions:   Length: 6.42" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   0.34 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1999
Publisher   Liturgical Press
ISBN  0814621503  
EAN  9780814621509  

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Catholic Rites and Pastoral care  Jan 19, 2007
Official Catholic Rites of Communion and Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying. As a Catholic chaplain it is an invaluable pocket resource that I use in my Hospital Ministry. It also has a good list of appropriate blessings for most of the situations I encounter in hospital,nursing home, and palliative care institutions.
Helpful liturgical book for lay ministers  Feb 15, 2001
This book contains various rites of the Catholic Church (Latin-rite) that may be used by lay ministers when distributing Communion outside Mass or during visits to the sick and dying. It's main plus point over other liturgical books is that it collects in one small, handy volume the instructions, rubrics and rites pertaining to the lay minister; hence there's no need to skip over pages of rites reserved for the ordained priest or deacon.

The ritual contains the following: Holy Communion Outside Mass, Holy Communion of the Sick, Viaticum for the Dying, Pastoral Visits to a sick adult and sick child, Commendation of the Dying, Prayers after Death, with a supplement of prayers from the Order of Christian Funerals for various situations. It also contains a short selection of scripture material taken from the NAB with revised NT, and the Revised Psalms of the NAB.

Fully approved by the NCCB, published in 1993. That explains the choice of the Revised Psalms: we should keep in mind that some time later, the Revised Psalms was considered inappropriate for use in liturgical texts.

Presentation-wise, the book has a nice stamped cover and spine. The binding is appropriate and beautiful. The print size is appropriate, and like all liturgical books, the rubrics are set in red and a smaller font. A ribbon is provided. Overall a pastorally helpful edition!

An intermediate ritual book for lay ministers  Aug 24, 2000
Communion of the Sick is the basic ritual book needed by lay extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who take the Eucharist to adults who are homebound or hospitalized. A Ritual for Laypersons is, in effect, an intermediate ritual book. Chapter 1 contains basically the same material as Communion of the Sick; Chapter 2 covers Communion and Viaticum (final rites). Chapters 3 and 4 cover pastoral care for the sick, adult and child respectively. Note that the sacrament of anointing is reserved for the ordained; this book contains rites lay persons can administer. Chapters 5 and 6 contain commendation of the dying and prayers after death respectively.

The volume is very usable, providing a sufficient variety of texts that a minister can select appropriate texts for the specific individuals to whom they are ministering.


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