From time to time it is worthwhile to examine why we do the things we do. This is especially true for us Catholics who wish to show proper reverence and awe for the Most Holy Eucharist. We know that what we do at Sacred Liturgy forms us, and others who observe us, in ways that sometimes supersedes words! This is especially true with bodily postures. With this in mind and to continue to foster devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and in conformity to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) Bishop Vann has requested the faithful of the Diocese of Orange to begin kneeling after the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). i.e., Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us……Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace. (please kneel at this time). If you have bad knees or in the case of infirmity and are unable to kneel please feel free to sit. Remain kneeling until the time you get up to receive Communion. Our actions and postures at Mass assist us in remembering that we are in the presence of the Bread come down from Heaven, God’s very presence.
Our implementation date for this new practice will be towards the end of August. Please stand by for more details.