New Missal

Welcoming the New Missal

From the 27 November 2011, the first Sunday of Advent, congregations and priests will use the text of the new edition of the Roman Missal for the celebration of Mass. A number of resources, including videos, are available to help explain the changes to members of the Church.

Glossary of words and phrases from New Missal

A glossary of the new words and phrases used in the congregational prayers and responses. The glossary is taken from a current Intercom article by Father Patrick Jones, Director of the National Centre for Liturgy at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth:

Praying the New Missal with Children

A new resource, including as guide for teachers and workbooks for children, is now available to help children with the new translation of the Roman Missal. Watch video introduction.

Introducing the New Missal – part three

In this video Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore and Fr Patrick Jones from the National Centre for Liturgy, explain some of the changes to the Mass which will be noticeable from September 2011

Introducing the New Missal – part 2

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 new Translation of the Roman Missal

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?

Bishops welcome the new edition of the 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...

Introducing the New Missal – Questions and Answers

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?