Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Duty of the Diaconate

From Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem, promulgated by Paul VI, June 18, 1967.

10. To this moreover should be added practice and training in teaching the elements of the Christian religion to children and other faithful, in familiarizing the people with sacred chant and in directing it, in reading the sacred books of Scripture at gatherings of the faithful, in addressing and exhorting the people, in administering the sacraments which pertain to them, in visiting the sick, and in general in fulfilling the ministries which can be entrusted to them.

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