Faith and Family is a weekly column by Lani Bogart, in which she provides practical ways to connect the Sunday readings, especially the Gospel, to the lives of families. Lani oversees all things catechetical at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and co-leads the Committee to Serve Wives and Widows of Deacons for the Diocese of Phoenix.

Items Used at Mass - Part 3

02-14-2021Faith and FamilyLani Bogart

We continue with articles used at Mass, along with a short description of each and what it is used for.

The Lavabo and Pitcher Used for washing the priest's hands as he asks for God’s cleansing from sin.

Burse and Veil The burse holds the corporal - a square white linen cloth - that is used during the celebration of Mass. The veil is set on top of the chalice and the burse is then set on top of the chalice.

The Pyx A small, closing golden vessel that is used to bring the Blessed Sacrament to those who cannot come to the church.

Altar Bells Rung during the Epiclesis (or calling down of the Holy Spirit) and at the elevation of the Body and of the Blood of Christ.

These sacred articles help us offer our highest reverence to Jesus who gave his life for us and who re-mains with us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Continuamos con los artículos utilizados en la Misa, junto con una breve descripción de cada uno y para qué se utiliza.

El lavabo y la jarra Se usan para lavar las manos del sacerdote mientras pide a Dios la limpieza del pecado.

Palia y Velo La Palia sostiene el corporal - una tela de lino blanca cuadrada - que se usa durante la celebración de la Misa. El velo se coloca encima del cáliz y luego se coloca la palia sobre el cáliz.

El Porta Viático Un pequeño recipiente dorado con cierre que se usa para llevar el Santísimo Sacramento a aquellos que no pueden venir a la iglesia.

Las Campanas del Altar Repican durante la Epíclesis (o invocación del Espíritu Santo) y en la elevación del Cuerpo y de la Sangre de Cristo.

Estos artículos sagrados nos ayudan a ofrecer nuestra más alta reverencia a Jesús, quien dio su vida por nosotros y permanece con nosotros en el Santo Sacrificio de la Misa.

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