Rite of Election

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

If you are celebrating the Rite of Election during mass on the first Sunday of Lent, or a scrutiny at mass on Sundays 3, 4 or 5 during Lent, do you use the presidential prayers for the Sunday in Lent or the ones from the Ritual Masses under Christian Initiation?


If you open the missal to the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent, you’ll find the pertinent rubric at the top of the page ahead of the entrance antiphon. A mass on those days that includes the Rite of Election or a Scrutiny uses the presidential prayers from the ritual mass, not the Lenten mass of the day.