Presentation on theme: "The Roman Missal What does this look like for teachers?"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Roman Missal What does this look like for teachers?
2 Prayer Good and gracious God, Open our eyes , our ears and our hearts that we may better understand the words and prayers of the Mass.Send your Holy SpiritTo help us know you betterTo recognize your presence in the Mass and in our daily life.We ask this through Christ our Lord . Amen
3 Roman Missal always published in Latin HISTORYRoman Missal always published in LatinTranslated in the vernacular languages in 1974Languages such as Italian and French received a more accurate first translationIn 2001, the Vatican issued new principles for directing the translation2010, this third edition was approved for use in CanadaNovember 27th 2011, the first day of use, first Sunday of Advent
4 WHY??The new missal offers a more literal translation of the official Latin textIt more clearly translates some Scripture passages used in the liturgy, and is more poetic in placesThe language is more formal and requires some explanation to young students
5 The Order of Mass remains the same... Introductory RitesThe Liturgy of the WordThe Liturgy of the EucharistThe Eucharistic PrayerThe Communion RiteConcluding Rite
7 Responses are better aligned with scripture ● There are more affirmations of God’s mercy.● Father is used to address God less frequently.● There is more use of the phrase “we pray.”● There are more expressions that denote our unworthiness.● There is more emphasis on God’s power.● The vocabulary is more extensive.● The prayers texts are more singable.
8 Some examples of the changes… “And with your Spirit.” (Introductory Rites: Greeting). . he took the chalice ” (Eucharistic Prayer at consecration) Priest“Lord I am not worthy for you to enter under my roof.” (Communion Rite: Invitation to Communion)
9 Penitential ActSecond EditionI confess to almighty God,and to you, my brothers and sisters,that I have sinned through my own faultin my thoughts and in my words,in what I have done,and in what I have failed to do.Third EditionI confess to almighty Godthat I have greatly sinned,in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,(And striking their breast, they say )through my fault, through my fault,through my most grievous fault.
10 Parish Pew CardsLocal parishes are providing pew cards so students can easily begin to follow during massThe TCDSB has received 1300 copies to share among schools (approx 6 per school) from Novalis
11 Please use the Canadian edition of resources.... Most US publications include the Nicene CreedIn Canada, most parishes use the Apostles CreedOur Born of the Spirit, Grade 7 and 8 curriculum is based on understanding the Creed
12 Remember... Only the mass responses have changed Brainstorm Witness symbols
13 Teacher’s Role Discuss changes and why Point out changes either using a pew card or PPTGive examples of scripture to support change as in the scripture story of the Roman Centurion at CommunionEncourage students to follow along at mass on pew cardsExplain new vocabulary-WFMP, CARFLEO etc
14 What does this require of you? Visit the orMusic teachers to enter in dialogue with priest or music director to confirm what Memorial Acclamation and Gloria is to be used to ensure consistencyDialogue with parish priest to ensure Advent Celebrations are aligned with new changes (programs)
15 It all takes time...Parishes have been directed to instruct parishioners slowly of changes since early FallFocus on one part of mass at a timeLook at parts children are most familiar withBe patient
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