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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 for more than twenty-five years.

While there have a couple of words I have needed to look up in a dictionary like “prevenient” from the Offertory Prayer on December 8th, I like the new translations.  One of the things I like about them is it is easier to seek the biblical roots of the some of some of the prayers.

With these questions coming up and being that I serve in a different parish now then when we began using the new translations I thought it would be a good time to direct the newer readers of this blog to the materials I wrote before we moved to the new translations.  You can find my homilies and bulletins on my website at http://renewaloffaith.org/ls/implement.htmThe bulletin articles and homilies can be found through the links near the bottom of the page.

I encourage you to read through these materials and if you have questions please feel free to ask by commenting to this post.

Peace,

Fr. Jeff

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