Wednesday, May 19, 2010

US Bishops Website on New English Translation of the Mass

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have rolled out a new website on the new English translation of the Roman Missal.

This new translation into English from the Latin will probably be implemented in all US parishes by Advent 2011.

You will have to relearn (and hopefully study and ponder) most of the memorized responses that you currently say during Mass. (A dozen years ago when I went through RCIA to join the Church, I sweated to learn the Mass: now we can all do it together!).

Check out the sample texts. They are really great -- much, much closer to the intent of the Latin.
In my parish, we use bilingual missals, with English on one side and Spanish on the other. The Spanish has always been far closer to the Latin. Interesting.

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