Friday, 24 November 2017
Vessels

The Sacred Vessels Needed for Mass:

The Chalice:
A cup of precious metal (the inside must be gold or gold-plated), that holds the wine consecrated at Mass.

The Paten:
A small plate of precious metal that holds the sacred Host.


The Purificator:
A small linen cloth used by the priest to dry his fingers and the chalice, when he has washed and purified them after Communion.

The Corporal:
The linen cloth spread by the priest on the altar at the beginning of Mass. The chalice and host rest upon this cloth.



The Pall:
A small square of stiffened linen, or of cardboard covered with linen, used to cover the chalice and protect its contents from the elements, especially when Mass is celebrated outdoors.


The Ciborium:
A large cup of precious metal with a cover of the same material, that contains the hosts consecrated for distribution to the Faithful in Holy Communion.

Parish Chalices

 
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