9 am Mass Customary: Thurifer

PREPARATION:

PROCESSION:

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A Th SD C D MC A

• After the Deacon places the Gospel Book on the altar, the MC signals all to genuflect. The SM then go up the steps and everyone else turns right and proceeds to the south end of the altar.

OPENING ACCLAMATION, COLLECT FOR PURITY, GLORIA:

OLD TESTAMENT READING, PSALM, AND EPISTLE READING:

GOSPEL:

SERMON, CREED, PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE, CONFESSION, and PEACE:

OFFERTORY ANTHEM: (Choir )

OFFERTORY HYMN: (Most of the censing done by the Thurifer takes place at this time.)

• Th returns to position next to MC, genuflecting inside altar rail in passing. Notes:

Sursum Corda, Preface, Sanctus, and Benedictus:

Th stands in position at south side of altar next to MC, allowing the Thurible to have a short, very gentle swing from side to side.

PRAYER OF CONSECRATION:

LORD’S PRAYER, FRACTION, PRAYER OF HUMBLE ACCESS:

Thurible is held and very gently swung or it can rest on steps - one or two up from where Th iskneeling.

AGNUS DEI:

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER, BLESSING, and DISMISSAL: Thurifer reenters and kneels on the bottom step next to TT.

RECESSIONAL HYMN:

• When SM kiss the altar and descend the steps for the lineup, the Th lines up to the left of the Sub-Deacon. (TT pick up torches and stand outside railing.)

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Th SD Cel D MC

• Th recesses with MC, following Verger, CM, Choir Clergy and TT.

AFTER FINAL PRAYERS (back by the Baptistry):