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Archive of posts filed under the The New Roman Missal category.

The “New” Translations for Mass

Recently, I have had a couple of people ask me questions about some of the words in the “new” translations of the prayers for Mass.  I put “new” in quotations because we have been using the new translations for fourteen months now but fourteen months is still pretty new considering we used the previous translations […]

Learning a New Word

Yesterday I said Mass for our school children for the holy day, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  As I always do, and especially with the new translations, I looked over the prayers before Mass.  Or at least I thought I looked them over but later discoverded I missed a word.  During […]

After the First Time

The following article appears on the cover of this week’s bulletin, just one week into using the new translations. Fr. Jeff’s Thoughts on the New Roman Missal About a year ago, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced that on November 27, 2011 we would begin using the new English translations of the […]

First Sunday of Advent and the New Translations

Here is the homily I shared with parishioners this Sunday as we began Advent and using the new translations of the Roman Missal. 1st Sunday in Advent, Year B Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37 November 27, 2011 Today we start a new church (liturgical) year.  One might think we would start […]

One Last Article on the New Translations

Here is my last regular bulletin article on the new translations. Bulletin Article for 11/27/2011 Appreciating the New Translations Today, we begin using the new translations.  We may trip up on the words, forgetting to say “And with your spirit” instead of “and also with you.”  It may seem strange at first but we will […]

One Last Time

Today (November 20, 2011) is the last Sunday we will use the old Sacramentary for the prayers at Mass.  We have used the same translation for over twenty-five years (If you go to daily Mass or Mass on Thanksgiving this week you will still hear the old prayers until Sunday).  Next Sunday we will begin using the new […]

Anxiety or Distress?

Bulletin Article for 11/20/2011 Appreciating the New Translations The words the priest says following the Lord’s Prayer change slightly.  The principal change is “protect us from all anxiety” becomes “and safe from all distress.”  Anxiety and distress?  What is the difference?  If you look up their meaning in a dictionary, the definition for one includes […]

Introducing the Lord’s Prayer at Mass

Bulletin Article for 11/13/2011 Appreciating the New Translations After the Great Amen, we come to the Lord’s Prayer.  Currently, there are various phrases the priest may say to lead us into this awesome prayer that Jesus taught us.  In the new translation there is one, “At the Savior’s command and formed by his divine teaching, […]

Translating the Mystery of Faith

My next article on the New Translations Appreciating the New Translations One of the oddities in the new translation that puzzled me is right after the consecration.  Currently, the priest says, “Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.”  In the new translation, it is shortened to “the mystery of faith.”  We might think nobody says […]

How Many Will Be Saved?

Here’s my next bulletin article on the new translations Appreciating the New Translations In each Eucharistic Prayer we hear the words over the “chalice”, Take this all of you and drink from it, this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.  It will be shed for you and […]