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1 The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass… Ever Ancient… …Ever New!

2 Sunday Liturgy The most concrete and fundamental way for the family of God to gather and express its belief and union. Holy time…Holy place!

3 Sunday Liturgy …Sacred signs …Sacred symbols …Sacred gestures …Sacred language …Sacred ritual

4 Sunday Liturgy The Mystical Body of Christ assembled in prayer!

5 Sunday Liturgy Unity of language, gesture, expression and meaning throughout the world!

6 …Sacramentary (book which contains the words and instructions of the Mass) will now be known as the Roman Missal …New translation is not changing the sacred liturgy …New translation is changing some familiar words and expressions found in the Mass.

7 Why a new translation? New translation:  is more faithful to original Latin  safeguards a common and universal language of prayer.

8 Roman Missal: A Brief History Prior to Vatican Council II ( ), Latin was the only language used for the celebration of Mass throughout the world!

9 Roman Missal: A Brief History  1962 (Vatican II): Mandates use of the vernacular (language spoken by people)  : first official English translation known as the Roman Missal approved for use by US Bishops  1985: second edition published known as the Sacramentary

10 Roman Missal: A Brief History  2000: John Paul II mandates all translations in conformity with original Latin text for linguistic integrity.  2001: “Liturgical Authenticum” gives guidelines for translation from Latin to vernacular

11 Roman Missal: A Brief History  2007: Ratio Translationis for the English Language  2011: First Sunday of Advent- implementation of the Roman Missal

12 Translation into the Vernacular  “Dynamic equivalency” used for original translation ( ) from Latin to English.  “Dynamic equivalency” expresses the familiarity of the language.  English is not a richly endowed language.  Accuracy of classical Latin lost in “poverty” of modern English. N.B.: Many third world countries used this translation of English as basis for translation into their vernacular.

13 Translation into the Vernacular  “Formal equivalency” mandated by “Liturgical Authenticum” for translation into the vernacular (2007)  Closer conformity to the theological and scriptural foundations of the Latin Mass  Greater unity of theological concepts in prayers of the Mass in all languages

14 A Look at Some of the Changes The Introductory Rites  Greeting Priest: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit.  Penitential Act: Form A (Confiteor) & Form B  The Gloria  Collect

15 A Look at Some of the Changes The Liturgy of the Word  Gospel Dialogue  Nicene Creed  Apostles’ Creed

16 A Look at Some of the Changes The Liturgy of the Eucharist  Suscipiat Dominus  Preface Dialogue  Sanctus  Mystery of Faith

17 A Look at Some of the Changes The Communion Rite  Sign of Peace  Ecce Agnus Dei

18 A Look at Some of the Changes The Concluding Rites Priest: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit.

19 Catechesis of Students Historic opportunity to deepen the student’s understanding of the Mass!

20 Catechesis of Students …Discussion of sacred language …Understanding of Biblical sources

21 Catechesis of Students …Recall of liturgical gestures …Understanding the words we pray

22 Catechesis of Students …Reflection on full, active participation by attention to what we say and do!

23 Catechesis of Students Practical Suggestions  Use tri-fold brochure with changes from Office for Catechetical Formation  Use opening and closing prayer to introduce a new response  Teach/practice responses at a general assembly.

24 Catechesis of Students Practical Suggestions  Introduce Confiteor, Gloria and Creed after responses are mastered  Welcome students at arrival with the new greeting  Practice parts at home  Review mastery with worksheets (see next slide)

25 A complete set of Mastery Sheets are posted at: catechetical/resource s/resources.htm (Roman Missal)

26 Sacred Liturgy, Music and the Non-musician; Non-liturgist  Resources to promote universal and common body of music  Principles of Progressive Solemnity --indicates Mass parts to be sung; nature and style of compositions  New compositions for Mass settings and parts to reflect changes  Office of Worship’s recommendations

27 Resources Books and Articles  For catechists: Turner, Paul. Understanding the Revised Mass Text, 2nd ed., Archdiocese of Chicago: LTP, 2010 (50 copies+ = $1)  For families: Kelly, Maureen A. What’s New About the Mass, Archdiocese of Chicago: LTP, (50+ copies = $1) Recommended for 3rd through 7th level catechesis; Teen copy also published.  Mick, Rev. Laurence, Catholic Update, “Changing How We Pray,” St. Anthony Press, August  Hilgartner, Rev. Richard, Catholic Update, “The Roman Missal,” St. Anthony Press, March (Good for the principles of the new translation)  Mahoney, Most Reverend Roger M., “Welcoming the New Roman Missal,” America, Vol. 204, #17, May 23, 2011, pp  For Music:  Sing to the Lord, “Music in Divine Worship,” Washington, DC: USCCB, June  Four-Part Commentary on this Document: Today’s Liturgy, Epiphany 2009, #1; Easter 2009, #2; Ordinary Time 2009, #3 and #4.

28 Resources Web Sites:  Webinar by Joe Paprocki; Three-20 min. segments for catechists.   (Click “Resources” and then “Free Resources”)       Publishing Company websites.


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