5762 Hwy 7 East P.O. I usually see these packed out. One is to the 1969 Instruction “Actio pastoralis”, which has: “4. The things I remember about that Mass today, and other Masses that he celebrated before parish council meetings, were that they were celebrated while we all, priest included, sat around the table. There was no call to the Bishop that I was aware of. Gearoidin. This page offers access to the Sunday TV Mass, other online Mass opportunities, a wealth of video messages from […] Liturgy and Sacraments. Which now I’m assuming it is since you mentioned he probably had permission. That said, I never experienced a mass like the one in the video with the priest continuing to talk like that while eating the Eucharist. But not every diocese has such a rule. I’ve never heard of that being done before. Here are tips to help you prepare for and fully participate in a virtual Mass: Preparing to Participate in a Live Stream Mass at Home, Amid pandemic, health care professionals find support, strength in faith, Brother Michael Murphy of the Cupertino Marianist Community, Coat of Arms of the Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of San José. It was a great blessing to those who wouldn’t have otherwise been able to attend Mass on those days of the week because it wasn’t being offered. It might vary from diocese to diocese. He had Masses said in parishoners homes. On days when that church didn’t offer a weekday Mass, he would celebrate Mass in his home. You can get huge crowds and they gather outside in the street. I came across a video on the website GodTube.com, it had an elderly priest celebrating a mass at his home. A footnote to this is the 1964 Motu Proprio “Pastorale munus” of Pope Paul VI. The only abuse I see is wearing the stole over the chausable(putting his priestly authority[the symbology of the stole] over the love of God [the symbology of the chausable]). I can’t watch the video from where I am, but I’m 90% certain that a priest is required to say mass everyday. :o. Which now I’m assuming it is since you mentioned he probably had permission. [/quote]. Latest news including sport, analysis, business, weather and more from the definitive brand of quality news in Ireland. Such as? I looked up Fr. So I am looking to know what the criteria would be. Yes, but some criteria must be met. I want to ask my pastor to say mass at my home but I dont want to put him in an ucomfortable position. Your priest could probably answer that question better than any of us. Thank you. What’s so crazy about just going to church for Mass? All Masses are celebrated in our chapel studio by Roman Catholic priests. As far as we knew, it met our Sunday obligation so when they would visit we didn’t have to attend Mass out our Church that particular weekend. The title says prayers after communion but it looks more like prayers during communion. In fact, he really liked doing that. Can a priest say Mass in a home? According to the Code of Canon Law, canon 932 “The eucharistic celebration is to be carried out in a sacred place, unless in a particular case necessity requires otherwise; in this case the celebration must be in a fitting place.” (The Code of Canon Law: New revised English Translation, HarperCollins Liturgical, 1997, ISBN 000599375X. ), Here’s the main page: The churches are consecrated spaces, and if it’s possible to do it there, that’s where it should be celebrated. From my experience, that’s what we Irish would call a ‘small crowd’;). [quote=Dubay;9817783]Yes, EWTN has regular mass on TV for those who cannot attend, In that case the Mass is celebrated in a church and not in a house. There’s really no point. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, : The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. That was unusual. Just ask your priest and discuss with him what he thinks about it, probably he will be pleasantly surprised by your desires. As I recall reading recently (I’m not quite sure where) a priest generally needs the permission of the Bishop to celebrate Mass in an atypical venue. Each week we will be sharing resources which can help you and/or your family reflect on the upcoming Sunday readings, grow in your relationship with God and strengthen your faith. Resources for Home and Parish Helps during the Covid 19 pandemic Until we can again attend public Mass, remember that there are many ways to stay connected to our Lord and to practice our Catholic faith. Of course, there were people present other than him. It also doesn’t fulfill the Sunday Obligation. For official apologetics resources please visit. It was discussed in one of the threads here on CAF, maybe you could search around, it was withing the last 6 months. Great communal gathering:D Don’t know if there’s general rules, and I suppose the permission of the Bishop is implied. I just found it odd seeing a Mass being celebrated at home. Is this a liturgical abuse? Cristiano September 25, 2012, 5:33pm #2. since there is no way to know if he had permission of his bishop and an elderly priest might certainly have such permission, it can only cause discomfort and damage to speculate. Crucifix for the altar or near it, not sure if they bring a relic with them?, but generally what you see on the sanctuary is replicated in some fashion in the home also So I’m asking if this is something that can be done. No, while it is encouraged, a priest is under no obligation to celebrate Mass every day. They are called ‘station’ masses, celebrated in the homes of parishioners, and usually all the neighbours and anyone who wants to comes along. I think its something of a tradition dating back to penal times when people would gather at ‘mass rocks’ and out of the way places because the British authorities were hunting for the priests who were outlawed. For more information and to see other Masses, visit our main website. For most of us, this is a new experience and will take time to learn. Faith at Home The Office of Religious Education wants to support you during this difficult time in our world. I know of at least one diocese where the bishop made it a rule that no priest could celebrate Mass outside of a Church building without his express permission. ), From the 2002 General Instruction of the Roman Missal: “288. If he can’t get to a church that day (especially if he’s elderly, as you described), then I’d imagine that saying mass at home is just fine. But a church building is not always required for Mass. ToughQs September 25, 2012, 5:38pm #3. I have not looked at the video. I have two uncles who are priests and when they could come down for a visit they always said Mass in our home. But, especially when it is a question of private homes or institutions, they are to grant this faculty only if the place is suitable and decent. So I’m asking if this is something that can be done. For almost every single Filipino house blessing I’ve ever attended, the priest will come, bless every room in the house then finish with a mass in the largest room of the house. The Irish Times online. Would it not be just as easy to assume he is doing so with permission?