Did you know there are more pages in the missal after the homily?
One of the most wonderful results of the implementation of the new translation of the missal in English speaking countries is just now starting to be seen, at least by me.
One of the things that I have noticed is that many people, many of whom never read from the missal at all, are now following the mass with it. And what they are discovering is not limited to some new words, but a whole other part of the mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
I have seen so many people following all the priest’s prayers during the Liturgy of the Eucharist who may have never done so before. Before the new translation, most people in my parish never picked up the missal at all and those that did mostly stuck it back in its little cubby right after the Gospel and never touched again.
Why bother? Its always the same, I know what to say/do.
But now with the new translation, many people are discovering anew and/or rediscovering the beauty and meaning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
This past weekend my pastor …
December 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm
A fun movie dealing with liturgical terrorists:
December 8, 2011 at 12:18 am
I think it is a GREAT thing! Question, do you remember your Holy Heretic Batman article from last year? About Fr. Joseph Breen in Nashville? He retracted and is supposed to retire at the end of this month, according to his letter last year. However, word on the street in Nashville is he is telling people he is not retiring. Do you have any follow up information on this? Or any word that he is in fact retiring? He had a bih 40th jubilee on November 29 with all kinds of local TN celebrities there. You can watch him ad lib his Novemeber 30 Mass here; http://www.stedward.org/default.aspx?url_category_id=47&v_Menu_LeftDir=Asc&site=3. As far as I can tell there is no mention of a new missal. I would like to know if he is truly retiring and if you are going to follow up on this story you originally broke.
December 8, 2011 at 12:25 am
correction Jubilee was on 19th. Mass is recording is of Nov 20th, so language changes were not in place yet, but still language in this one was not even the old tanslation, I am not sure what translation it is. I am just curious if the Bishop of Nashville is going to follow through with making him retire now that the original story has blown over? I pray for this Priest everyday…
December 9, 2011 at 4:38 am
oh happy fault…indeed.
December 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm
It's nice that many of you are enjoying the new translation, but for those of us in Virginia Beach, many of the parishes are still singing their own version of the Lamb of God, preferring "Prince of Peace, You take away the sins…". Every parish has lay people purify the vessels, NOT the priest and the Precious Blood is poured from vessel to vessel AFTER the consecration. What can be done about this thumb-our-noses at the Catholic Church mentality when it comes to liturgy in the Richmond Diocese?