A Diocese or parish may celebrate a special Mass during this unique time and the Roman Missal contains texts in its section on Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions. This includes during the ‘sede vacante’ and holding of the Conclave and after the election of a successor to Pope Benedict.
“It is my confident hope that when St Mel’s Cathedral has been restored his contribution will be seen as his final gift not just to us but to the nation as well.” Bishop Colm O’Reilly
Why the Irish Church is introducing the new Missal, when we will start to use it, the changes we can expect from September 2011 and the changes we can expect from November 2011.
The National Centre for Liturgy has prepared short comments on questions and topics that may be placed in parish bulletins and missalettes. Parishes are free to include them on bulletins or notices.
Picture shows Bishop Gerard Clifford, Ms Orla Walsh and Ms Colette Dower reading the New Missal.
Brief video explanations on the importance of having a good translation of the Roman Missal; whether the Mass is going to change; and, why are we getting a new edition of the Roman Missal?
PRESS RELEASE 19 April 2011 Bishops welcome the new edition of the Missal The new edition of the Roman Missal will be introduced at Mass from the first Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2011. The changes to the current text that affect the congregation are relatively small in number but Mass will sound different. The [...]
Find out here answers to: whether the Mass is changing; what is the Roman Missal; when and why are we getting a new edition; is the Catholic Church in Ireland alone in introducing the new Missal; what differences can we expect at Mass from September 2011; where do I find the changes in the people’s prayers at Mass; why the response ‘And with your Spirit’; what differences can we expect in November 2011; and, what should we, as a faith community, reflect on as we prepare to use the new Missal?
Context and explanation of the process for the introduction of the new edition of the Roman Missal in Ireland; the Order of the Mass in the new translation; changes as they affect the congreation and published expert articles.
Fr Patrick Jones, Director, National Centre for Liturgy talks about the meaning of Advent and how best to observe the season.
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