Third Edition of the Roman Missal
A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE MASS: English speaking Catholics will begin using the new translation of the mass on Sunday, November 27, 2011 – the first Sunday of Advent. Why the new translation? The majority of the prayers we recite or sing at mass are contained in the Roman Missal which, after a lengthy process, has been retranslated from the original Latin into English. After the Second Vatican Council, the Latin texts were quickly translated into the vernacular, or common language. (1969) The translators aimed for a "spirit" of the texts rather than an exact literal translation of the Latin words. Then in 2001, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the liturgical commission in Rome, issued a document outlining the methodology and process for translating liturgical texts into vernacular languages calling for a more literal translation of the original Latin. For example, our response to "The Lord be with you" translates to "and with your Spirit" (et cum spiritu tuo). This translation will give uniformity to what ALL Catholics are praying around the globe.
For more resources and information, see below.
More Resources on the New Translation
USCCB Web Site - United States Coucil of Catholic Bishops have terrific information, videos and literature relating to the new Missal.
Revised Roman Missal - Web Site dedicated to understanding the new translations from Liturgy Training Publications.
Roman Missal Changes - Helping young people in specific grades understand the changes, from Loyola Press.
Life Teen Video - EDGE students discuss the new translation especially for Junior High/Middle School students.
About Liturgy Council
The Second Vatican Council, in its Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, proclaimed that the Liturgy, and in particular the celebration of the Eucharist, is the font and summit of the life of the Church. The Liturgy Council exists to make these teachings more real and concrete in our parish by:
• Serving as a sounding board for the clergy, addressing concerns and making decisions related to the parish's liturgical life;
• Assisting in the planning and preparation of the liturgical celebrations and seasons;
• Participating in the liturgical education of the parish and its members;
• Participating and/or assisting in the calling forth and initial and ongoing formation of liturgical ministers;
• Helping to strengthen the connections between the Church's liturgy and other aspects of parish life and ministry.
Current Council Members
Fr. Tom Metzger
Fr. Chris Shocklee
Thank you to all who donated towards flower for our worship space. In particular, we appreciate gifts from the following donors:
Liturgy Council Meeting Minutes