15 May, 2010

New missal a sign of the times - Catholic Church news – The Catholic Register

The new missal (Catholic Book of Prayers for the Eucharist) has been finalized and will be in force in Canada by Advent 2011. It is reported as being a 'radical' change in the liturgy, however the summary of the changes listed at the end of the article hardly qualifies for such a description. There are a few changes in wording that will be simple for the faithful and priests to accept.

As someone who lived through the changes that seemed to come in rapid succession in the wake of Vatican II, this new English translation (which has been predicted as coming 'any day now' since my seminary days 20+ years ago!!) hardly raised my blood pressure at all!

Now, to come up with the $$$$ to pay for the thing... that's going to take some radical thinking for parishes as strapped for resources as we here in Mattawa and the surrounding parishes. A new missal may help to change the 'quality' of the liturgy - but such Church books are very expensive to purchase!! Any donations offered to help us pay for ours (and for other economically challenged parishes in the Pembroke Diocese as well) can be made via the 'Donate' Button on the left hand side of my home page. Tax Receipts will be issued through St. Anne's Roman Catholic Parish (Mattawa) for any donations received to help with this cause.

Thank you.


New missal a sign of the times - Catholic Church news – The Catholic Register

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