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|Meeting Christ in the Liturgy|
Instruction of the Roman Missal
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153. Concelebration effectively brings out the unity of the priesthood, of the sacrifice, and of the whole people of God. In addition to the times when the rite itself prescribes it, concelebration is also permitted at:
155. The right to regulate, in accord with the law, the discipline for concelebration in his diocese, even in churches and semipublic oratories of exempt religious, belongs to the bishop. The right to decide on the advisability of concelebration and to permit it in his churches and oratories belongs to every Ordinary and even to every major superior of nonexempt clerical religious institutes and of societies of clerics living in community without vows.64
157. A concelebration in which the priests of any diocese concelebrate with their own bishop, especially at the chrism Mass on Holy Thursday and on the occasion of a synod or pastoral visitation, is to be held in high regard. Concelebration is likewise recommended whenever priests gather together with their bishop during a retreat or at any other meeting. That sign of the unity of the priesthood and of the Church itself which marks every concelebration stands out even more clearly in the instances mentioned.66
d. One who concelebrates with the bishop or his delegate at a synod or pastoral visitation, or concelebrates on the occasion of a meeting of priests, may celebrate another Mass for the benefit of the people.67 This holds also, in analogous circumstances, for gatherings of religious.
62. See SC art. 57.
63. See SCR, Instr. EuchMyst no. 47.
64. See Rite of Concelebration, Introduction no. 3.
65. See ibid. no. 8.
66. See SCR, Decr. «Ecclesiae semper», 7 March 1965; Instr. EuchMyst no. 47.
67. See Rite of Concelebration, Introduction no. 9. SCDW, Decl. on concelebration 7 Aug. 1972.
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