SILENCE AND ORDER IN THE BASILICA
Adult moderators are to be assigned for order, safety and security. Directions are to be given for silence in the Cathedral Basilica before and after the celebration of Mass to encourage prayer and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Food, drink, balloons and noisemakers are not permitted inside the Cathedral Basilica. Your assistance with cleaning up the Cathedral Basilica after the Mass is also appreciated.
The male graduates are not to wear their caps for the celebration of Holy Mass.
Only the clergy, the servers and the cantor are to have seats in the sanctuary. No one else is to take a place in the sanctuary, including the administration and faculty of the school. Lectors and Communion Ministers do not sit in the sanctuary but in the nave.
CELEBRANTS OF THE MASS
The Cathedral Sacristy provides vestments for the Bishop/priest celebrant. Celebrants are asked to provide their own albs and cinctures. When the Archbishop celebrates the Mass, he presides from his Cathedra. When another Bishop or priest celebrates Mass, the chair for the Bishop/priest celebrant is placed in the sanctuary on the cathedra side. Only a deacon is placed next to this chair. Concelebrants sit in the choir stalls.
If a Bishop presides in choir, then a chair and kneeler will be set up in the sanctuary with a stole for his reception of Holy Communion.