Bare Minimum for Mass
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Hi, some Catholic friends, a priest and I are going camping for a few days out in the woods. We are going to have Mass each day and I was wondering what the bare minimum for a licit Mass in the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) is. Don't just say "well, a priest, bread, and wine is all that is strictly necessary for a valid sacrament," we're in no post-apocalyptic situation so there's no need for a priest to wear plain clothes, for example. I've tried making a list; is there something I'm forgeting? 

- Priest
- Sacramental bread and wine

- Vestments of the Priest (alb, cincture, stole, chasuble, amice if necessary)
- Altar covered in at least one altar linen
- At least two candles
- A crucifix
- Roman Missal
- Vessels (chalice, ciborium, paten, cruets, lavabo bowl)
- Corporal, Purificator, Pall, and Finger towel
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(07-12-2018, 02:51 PM)LaudeturIesus Wrote: Hi, some Catholic friends, a priest and I are going camping for a few days out in the woods. We are going to have Mass each day and I was wondering what the bare minimum for a licit Mass in the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) is. Don't just say "well, a priest, bread, and wine is all that is strictly necessary for a valid sacrament," we're in no post-apocalyptic situation so there's no need for a priest to wear plain clothes, for example. I've tried making a list; is there something I'm forgeting? 

- Priest
- Sacramental bread and wine

- Vestments of the Priest (alb, cincture, stole, chasuble, amice if necessary)
- Altar covered in at least one altar linen
- At least two candles
- A crucifix
- Roman Missal
- Vessels (chalice, ciborium, paten, cruets, lavabo bowl)
- Corporal, Purificator, Pall, and Finger towel

Looks to me like you've got it.  Don't forget to bring water and a lighter!
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(07-12-2018, 02:51 PM)LaudeturIesus Wrote: Hi, some Catholic friends, a priest and I are going camping for a few days out in the woods. We are going to have Mass each day and I was wondering what the bare minimum for a licit Mass in the Ordinary Form (Novus Ordo) is. Don't just say "well, a priest, bread, and wine is all that is strictly necessary for a valid sacrament," we're in no post-apocalyptic situation so there's no need for a priest to wear plain clothes, for example. I've tried making a list; is there something I'm forgeting? 

- Priest
- Sacramental bread and wine

- Vestments of the Priest (alb, cincture, stole, chasuble, amice if necessary)
- Altar covered in at least one altar linen
- At least two candles
- A crucifix
- Roman Missal
- Vessels (chalice, ciborium, paten, cruets, lavabo bowl)
- Corporal, Purificator, Pall, and Finger towel

Enough purificators for all of the masses that will be said.
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