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ISSUE: Is the washing of hands during the Liturgy of the Eucharist a required part of the Mass? RESPONSE: According to the Sacramentary, which provides the official guidelines for celebrating the Mass and other liturgical rites of the Church, the washing of hands is a required part of the Mass. DISCUSSION: Early in the Liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass, the priest bows and says inaudibly: “Lord God, we ask you to receive us and be pleased with the sacrifice we offer you with humble and contrite hearts.” After this prayer, there is the option of incensing the offerings, the … Continue reading