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n.1.(Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.) The concluding portion of the communion service.
2.(R. C. Ch.) A prayer or prayers which the priest says at Mass, after the ablutions.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Prayer for Vocations, he said, should also be recited after the postcommunion prayer on all Masses.
He proposed that this be said before the postcommunion prayer in every Holy Mass from March 1 to 28.
It is simply necessary to supply chants for the collects and readings, the Preface, the Paternoster and the Postcommunion. This pattern of substitution for liturgical items relates closely to practices which appear in other contemporary sources; a good synoptic view of the seemingly cavalier treatment of the liturgical texts in Baroque Italy has been undertaken by Stephen Bonta.(6)
For postCommunion, the choir has lined up other songs, like Jamie Rivera's "We Are All God's Children," the theme song of the papal visit, Trina Belamide's "Tell the World of His Love," the theme song during Pope John Paul II's 1995 visit, and Fr.