Roman Missal Changes
"New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass"
On November 27, 2011, which is the first Sunday of Advent, the Roman Catholic church unites in adopting some changes to the prayers used during the Mass. We have waited for these changes since they were first announced by our beloved Pope John Paul II in 2000.
"Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale Romanum contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, and some updated and revised rubrics (instructions) for the celebration of the Mass. The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people."
Wednesday, October 19th - 7pm in the Parish Hall
Sunday, November 6 - 12:30 in the Parish Hall
For more information, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) web site for more information and some explanatory videos.
- Read an article about the changes or the reasons for the changes here.
- See the video "How Did We Get Here?"
- See the video "Process of Translating the Roman Missal, Third Edition"
- See the video "What's New in the Roman Missal, Third Edition - Part I"
- See the video "What's New in the Roman Missal, Third Edition - Part II"
- See the video "What's New in Orations (Proper Prayers)?"