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25. Quaenam est vera significatio ritus offertorii?
Dicitur in descriptione offertorii Missae loqui tantummodo de praeparatione donorum, eorumque depositione in altare, de oblatis a fidelibus latis pro Ecclesia et pauperibus, nihil vero de oblatione sacrificii.

Resp.: Ipsa historia ritum offertorii esse actionem sacrificii praeparatoriam docet, in qua a sacerdote celebrante et ministris dona colliguntur a fidelibus oblata. Haec sunt elementa celebrationis (panis et vinum) et alia dona Ecclesiae atque pauperibus destinata. Talis significatio « praeparationis » semper peculiaritas propria offertorii habita est, etsi formulae minus apte hoc ostendebant et magis de sacrificio loquebantur. Novus ritus hanc peculiarem notam in splendidorem lucem ponit, sive mediante activa participatione fidelium in praesentatione donorum sive mediantibus formulis quae a celebrante proferuntur in depositione supra altare elementorum celebrationis eucharisticae.

25. What is the true significance of the offertory rite?
It is said that in the description of the offertory of the Mass it speaks only of the preparation of the gifts, and of their placement upon the altar, of the offerings brought up by the faithful for the Church and the poor, but that there is nothing about the offering of the sacrifice.

Resp.: History itself teaches that the rite of the offertory is an action preparatory to the sacrifice, in which gifts offered by the faithful are collected by the priest celebrant and the ministers. These are the elements for the celebration (bread and wine) and other gifts destined for the Church and the poor. This significance of « preparation » has always been held as the proper character of the offertory, even if the formulas did not show this well and spoke more of sacrifice. The new rite places this particular note in clearer light, both by means of the active participation of the faithful in the presentation of the gifts and also by means of the formulas which are recited by the celebrant in placing the elements for eucharistic celebration upon the altar.

Notitiae 6 (1970), 37, n. 25offertory, participatio actuosaPDF of Notitiae 6 (1970), 37