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PREPARING FOR COMMUNION

A short prayer at Mass after the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God), during which the priest prays privately in preparation for Holy Communion. During this time the faithful should also pray in silence.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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