Front and Center - the Tabernacle
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(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."

Bishop Paprocki writes that proper celebration of the liturgy is "the key to fostering the active participation of the People of God in divine worship." For that reason he strongly encourages serious attention to religious art and architecture, sacred music, and reverent celebration.

Emphasizing that devotion to the Eucharist is central to the faith, the bishop orders that in churches and chapels in which the tabernacle has been moved away from the center of the sanctuary, it should be restored to its central place. "Tabernacles that are not in the center of the sanctuary or are otherwise not in a visible, prominent and noble space are to be moved," he adds.

Bishop Paprocki also strongly encourages Eucharistic processions, especially on the feast of Corpus Christi, "as a witness to our faith in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist and as an expression of our belief that God is in our midst even in our everyday lives."

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/head...ryid=21803


God bless this Bishop.  :incense: The Saint Michael the Archangel  prayer was also brought back by a Bishop in Illinois. Is this the same one?

How long has Bishop Paprocki been there? Thanks.
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#22
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."

Bishop Paprocki writes that proper celebration of the liturgy is "the key to fostering the active participation of the People of God in divine worship." For that reason he strongly encourages serious attention to religious art and architecture, sacred music, and reverent celebration.

Emphasizing that devotion to the Eucharist is central to the faith, the bishop orders that in churches and chapels in which the tabernacle has been moved away from the center of the sanctuary, it should be restored to its central place. "Tabernacles that are not in the center of the sanctuary or are otherwise not in a visible, prominent and noble space are to be moved," he adds.

Bishop Paprocki also strongly encourages Eucharistic processions, especially on the feast of Corpus Christi, "as a witness to our faith in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist and as an expression of our belief that God is in our midst even in our everyday lives."

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/head...ryid=21803

Clearly, he must hate Vatican II.  (some dissenter surely would say)
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#23
(06-25-2014, 08:59 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."

I see a problem with that language, because I just bet some will argue that a side chapel (at least their side chapel) IS a visible, prominent, and noble space. I wish he had said simply "front and center." Then some would argue that their sanctuary with their free standing altar could not accomodate that.

But even here in this modern monstrosity (below) one could erect a free standing tabernacle in the corner behind the altar.

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Bishop Paprocki has set the standard. We should let them see how that flies with him.

Like this....only higher.

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(06-25-2014, 09:17 AM)J Michael Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 09:02 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: Although it still looks sad, doesn't it? When they built the new churches they did not have Eucharistic adoration in mind.

I can't help but wonder what they *did* have in mind. ??? ???
probably nothing, that's the problem.
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(06-25-2014, 08:59 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."



Like this....only higher.

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It's as though Our Lord is being punished, all alone in a corner!  :-(
Oh my Jesus, I surrender myself to you. Take care of everything.--Fr Dolindo Ruotolo

Persevere..Eucharist, Holy Rosary, Brown Scapular, Confession. You will win.
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#26
(06-26-2014, 10:47 AM)Jacafamala Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 08:59 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."



Like this....only higher.

[Image: wood.jpg]

It's as though Our Lord is being punished, all alone in a corner!  :-(

Well, at least He'll be warm.  Notice the radiator behind the tabernacle?
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#27
(06-26-2014, 10:47 AM)Jacafamala Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 08:59 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."



Like this....only higher.

[Image: wood.jpg]

It's as though Our Lord is being punished, all alone in a corner!  :-(
They at least had the courtesy to set him up by the AC. Pitiful just pitiful!   :puke:
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#28
(06-26-2014, 10:52 AM)J Michael Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 10:47 AM)Jacafamala Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 08:59 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."



Like this....only higher.

[Image: wood.jpg]

It's as though Our Lord is being punished, all alone in a corner!  :-(

Well, at least He'll be warm.  Notice the radiator behind the tabernacle?

Hey your right that is a heater. My bad. Still disgusting!
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#29
(06-26-2014, 10:54 AM)Copeland Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 10:52 AM)J Michael Wrote:
(06-26-2014, 10:47 AM)Jacafamala Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 08:59 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(06-25-2014, 04:10 AM)Poche Wrote: In a pastoral letter on the Eucharistic liturgy, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has directed all pastors to ensure that the tabernacle is placed in the center of the church sanctuary or in "a visible, prominent, and noble space."



Like this....only higher.

[Image: wood.jpg]

It's as though Our Lord is being punished, all alone in a corner!  :-(

Well, at least He'll be warm.  Notice the radiator behind the tabernacle?

Hey your right that is a heater. My bad. Still disgusting!

Yes, it is!
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#30
(06-25-2014, 09:32 AM)J Michael Wrote: Just *why* anyone would even consider placing the tabernacle anywhere *other* than front and center is totally beyond me...

To make a necessary distinction:

Certainly there was a concerted and malicious effort to remove the tabernacles (for many different bad reasons). It is good to see that a bishop is encouraging the restoration of these tabernacles.

Yet, traditionally certain Churches often did have a separate chapel for the Blessed Sacrament, and there was no tabernacle on the main altar. This was the case with most Cathedrals. Also it was common in certain large shrines where there was frequent pilgrimage and frequent coming and going. This was done out of respect for the Blessed Sacrament, and to promote proper Eucharistic adoration.

How?

At a Cathedral, there were often episcopal functions. During these the bishop would frequently sit at the altar on a faldstool. He back would then face the Blessed Sacrament. Thus the Pontifical clearly envisions that if there is a tabernacle on the altar where the bishop is performing this function, it be empty. The Pontifical also envisions that the bishop visit a separate altar where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved, where he then vests while Terce is being sung, then processes to the main altar. The deacon of the Mass would go to this chapel to bring the Blessed Sacrament for communion. The humeral veil is available for this at just the right time, too. In a Pontifical Mass, at the Pater Noster, the subdeacon has removed it, the Assistant Priest is at the missal, so the deacon is not strictly required in the action, and available to retrieve the Blessed Sacrament after the Pax.

Also, at a shrine where there is frequent pilgrimage, often the Blessed Sacrament is kept elsewhere to permit a place for prayer and devotions, and to avoid the common disrespect shown by tourists and visitors.
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