Worship-and-Catechumenate

SCAP

Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest

Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest [SCAP] is a second edition ritual book created and approved in 2007 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It may be used in an individual diocese only with the approval of the diocesan bishop. After a year and half of consultation and study, Bishop George Lucas approved in May 2009 this policy: “Using Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest in Situations When Sunday Mass Cannot Be Celebrated.” The following list of items provides not only the diocesan policy but also excepts from other papal and national documents helpful for parish preparation of ministers and catechesis of the faithful.

pdfMemorandum from Monsignor Kemme on SCAP (September 2009)

pdfDiocesan SCAP Policy (May 2009)

docDiocesan SCAP Policy Emergency Plan I Announcement

docDiocesan SCAP Policy Emergency Plan II Announcement

docSCAP Bulletin Annoucement of Ministers

docSCAP Reminders from Training (Dec 2009)

pdfSCAP Bibliography

pdfOutline of Mass and SCAP

pdfCDW Directory for Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (1988)

pdfGather in Steadfast Faith (1991)

pdfEcclesae de Mysterio (1997) on SCAP

pdfDies Domini (1998) on SCAP

pdfCDW Redemptionis Sacramentum (2004) on SCAP

pdfSacramentum Caritatis (2007) on SCAP

pdfSing to the Lord (2007) on SCAP