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By Sandra Dooley on 4/19/2011 10:52 AM
 

More and more resources are becoming available for those of us who want to help our parishioners learn about and adjust to the coming changes in The Roman Missal.

 

In addition to the recently added resources on this Web site, the USCCB frequently updates its list of resources.

 

Recently a friend told me that some of the musicians in her diocese were encouraging parishes to put some information in the Easter Sunday bulletins about the coming changes, because there will be people coming to Mass on Easter Sunday who will not appear in our churches again until Christmas, four weeks after the new changes are implemented. It may be too late for you to do anything about that in your parish, but what I recommended to my friend was that she put a brief notice in the bulletin that there will be changes to the words of the Mass, beginning November 27, the First Sunday of Advent, and that more information would be available in...
By Sandra Dooley on 4/13/2011 1:53 PM
A few weeks ago, shortly after the Second Sunday of Lent, on which we heard the story of the Transfiguration, a friend told me about the homily she had heard at Mass that particular Sunday. Knowing I have a particular interest in catechesis about the new translation of The Roman Missal, she told me that the priest had mentioned the new translation in his homily and connected our reception of the new translation with what the apostles might have felt and undergone as a result of their experience with Jesus on the mountain. The priest briefly mentioned the coming changes and suggested that they might be an opportunity for all of us to participate in some type of transformation in our own lives and in our liturgies. He went on to say that more information about the new edition of The Roman Missal would be coming in future months, but he just wanted to mention it now and let people know that changes are coming.

I thought this was a good approach. I have always been an advocate of letting people know what is...
  
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