The new Translation of the Roman Missal – including the Order of Mass

20 Feb 2011

The new edition of the Missal comes into effect in the English-speaking world on the first Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2011.

With the support of sensitive and comprehensive preparation, for both lay people and priests, the new Missal will lead the faithful to a deeper understanding of the Eucharist, which is the ‘source and summit’ of the life of the Church.

For many people, both lay and clergy, the changes to the Missal will be challenging. Some of what has become familiar over the past forty years will change. However, for the congregation attending Mass these changes are few in number and, when they are explored, preparation for the new Missal will provide the faithful with an opportunity for catechesis and a deepening of our understanding of the Eucharist.

Please see below the Order of Mass in the New Translation and an article, published by The Irish Times on 1 March 2011 and written by Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore, on the wealth of theological language the liturgy has to offer as well as articles by Fr Paddy Jones of the National Centre for liturgy previewing the New Missal, examining the texts of the New Missal and looking beyond its publication.

The Roman Missal, new English translation 2010, granted recognitio by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, for the dioceses of the Bishops’ Conference of Ireland (Prot. n. 516/05/L, 18 June 2010 ).

Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Order of Mass is given here for study purposes.

The National Centre for Liturgy has produced a helpful document: Changes as they affect the Congregation.

An article by Bishop John McAreavey,  Bishop of Dromore and the Irish bishops’ representative on the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, for the Irish Times Rite and Reason column on the wealth of theological vocabulary the liturgy has to offer

Fr Paddy Jones, Director of the National Centre for Liturgy has written three articles for The Irish Catholic newspaper:

Preparing for the new Roman Missal

The New Missal – What is changing?

The New Missal – programme of preparation