Friday, August 20, 2010

First Sunday of Advent 2011 - The New Roman Missal

Well, the word has come down that the use of the New Roman Missal translation will begin on that date. Whether you like it or not, we will soon have to begin to catechize our people. At least by the first of the year, 2011...

New Sacramentaries, new music, new prayerbooks, etc., etc.... A huge undertaking... And added expense for our smaller parishes...

Here's the link to the longer version of the story. Check the USCCB website.

Any comments?


Katie Beaumont said...

When will training begin? How do we expect the training and implementation to be successful if a large percentage of the trainers are opposed to the new translation for which they are training people? Is the Richmond Diocese really going to expect priests to say the black and do the red? Or is it just the faithful in the pews that will be required to use the wording of the new translation? It would seem unfair and inconsistent if priests continue to use their own wording while the people in the pews are expected to use the prescribed wording. How does the Bishop plan to oversee and enforce this? Does the Bishop expect the priests who regularly dissent from the rubrics to suddenly follow them beginning in November 2011? Does anyone know the answers to my questions? P.S. Will the diocese ever answer my question about the Tabernacle that Ms. CCD promised to answer but never did? Does this diocese care about liturgy? Is anybody listening?

Kneeling Nick said...

Hopefully people will realize it's better to have a Mass you don't have to keep fixing every few years and return to the Traditional Mass.

Anonymous said...

katie, quit your whining about the tabernacle. we don't need tabernacles in community worship. we are church! we are eucharist! we are christ to one another! this is not my opinion, this is the teaching of our faith-community. get over it or get out. we celebrate! we believe!

Katie Beaumont said...

Dear Anonymous celebrator and believer,
I'm not whining. It's not an either-or argument. The Real Presence in the Tabernacle can CO-EXIST with the community. As much as you may want me to fade away like a tabernacle in a "gather-church", I'm not going anywhere. God Bless you.

Katie Beaumont said...

Does anybody know if it is true that the New Roman Missal has removed the memorial acclamation "Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again."? If so, why?

Katie Beaumont said...

A little off the topic but....I noticed that current liturgical illustrations tend to look like a bunch of distorted caricatures with oversized heads and huge hands. Does anyone know from where this hand fetish comes? Why the obsession with hands regarding current liturgical illustrations. What is the reason proponents of this caricature-like art form seem to dogmatically connect it to liturgy. It seems to be a complete rupture from traditional Catholic art pertaining to liturgy. Has traditional expressions of art been banned from current liturgical publications? It just seems a little wierd.

standing maryanna said...

Katie, according to the USCCB website, the Memorial Acclamations (The Mystery of Faith is the new term) will be the following:

"Priest: The mystery of faith.
[People: Christ has died… a U.S. adaptation yet to be decided by Holy See]

A – We proclaim your death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.

or B – When we eat this Bread
and drink this Cup,
we proclaim your death, O Lord,
until you come again.

or C – Save us, Savior of the world,
for by your Cross
and Resurrection,
you have set us free."

As noted, the "Christ has died, etc." was a United States adaptation apparently not yet decided on as to whether it will be included.

Anonymous said...

I have a few objections:

1. The “through my fault, through my fault , through my most grievous fault” emphasizes our Catholic guilt too much. Are we going back to that pre-Vatican II notion of sin again? What a step backwards!

2. If people start going to the dictionary and looking up words like “consubstantial” it might get them curious to learn other things about their faith they might have missed. We can’t have that.

3. Some people only go to Mass on the occasional wedding or funeral or sometimes Christmas and Easter. They would be too confused and they might decide never to come back to Mass again.