The Candle Bearers and Crucifer begin the Entrance Procession.
A Missa Cantata involves the incensing of the altar at the beginning of Mass; the incensing of the Missal just before the Gospel is sung; and the incensing of the gifts (the host and the wine) at the offertory. The priest and the people are also incensed. This incensation expresses the sanctification of the objects incensed and also our desire that our prayers rise to heaven as the smoke of the burning incense rises. Just as the incense is sacrificed and consumed by the burning charcoal, we sacrifice ourselves, in union with the sacrifice of Jesus to the Father at Mass.
The Thurifer incenses the congregation.
Father is incensed by the Master of Ceremonies.
Father incenses the Altar at the beginning of Mass.
The Chapel was filled to capacity for the Missa Cantata.