oblation

Derivation

  • Latin: oblatum, offering

Article

The offering of the altar bread about to be consecrated. It is placed on the paten and raised aloft by the priest with his eyes on the crucifix. If other particles are to be consecrated, they should be placed on the corporal, or in a ciborium resting on the corporal, as for their valid consecration the priest makes the intention of consecrating all that are so placed.

MLA Citation

  • “oblation”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 December 2010. Web. 29 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/oblation/>