The new translation of the Roman Missal
New words, deeper meaning, but the same Mass: Preparing for the Third Edition of the Roman Missal
Pope John Paul II announced a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year 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.
The Roman Missal will be implemented in the United States of America on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. – USCCB
The New Roman Missal Translation: An Overview of the Process
Msgr. Anthony Sherman, former executive director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship, and Rev. Richard Hilgartner, executive director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship, give an overview of what goes into translating texts as well as what we will hear on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. Other sections address the priest’s spiritual approach in celebrating the Mass and the place of music to enhance the worship experience.
What are these Changes?
- New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass
- Why was there a need for a new translation?
- Who completed the work of translation?
- What’s new or particularly different about the revised translation?
- Why a revised Missal?
- Why a revised translation of the Mass and the Prayer of the Mass?
- Is the Mass “changing?”
Changes in the Order of the Mass
- Penitential Act
- Nicene Creed
- Apostles’ Creed
- Prayer of the Faithful
- Invitation to Prayer
- Preface Dialogue
- Mystery of Faith (formerly the Memorial Acclamation)
- Sign of Peace
- Invitation to Communion
- Concluding Rites
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This pages are added to help promote awareness of the coming changes in the Roman Missal, the liturgical book used in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.