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Issue: At what point during the preparation of the gifts are the members of the congregation to stand? Response: When the priest faces the people, extends his hands, and invites the people to pray by saying, “Pray brothers and sisters,” the people stand and respond, “May the Lord accept this sacrifice.” Discussion: After the gifts have been placed on the altar and the priest has washed his hands, saying, “Lord, wash away my iniquity,” the General Instruction of the Roman Missal states: “Returning to the middle of the altar, and standing facing the people, the priest extends and then joins … Continue reading