I hope everyone’s enjoyed the first week of 2012. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, I hope it’s managed to last at least the past seven days. I’m typically not one to make resolutions, but I am going to ask all of us to make one together. This year, I ask every one of … Continue reading 8/1/12 – New Year’s Resolution
Over the course of this year, we have begun to use the new English translation of the Roman Missal. This began first of all with singing parts of the Mass, then the introduction of much of the Order of Mass from Pentecost Sunday. To assist parishioners in becoming familiar with the new Order of Mass, … Continue reading 20/11/11 – It’s On the Cards
Since we have started using the new translation of the Order of Mass, we have relied on projection systems and pew cards to recall the texts of prayers we used to know off by heart. We will also come to know these new words by memory over time. In the meantime, many of us like … Continue reading 6/11/11 – Looking for A Missal?
Tuesday 1 November. Some of us will remember the date as All Saints Day. This year it is also Melbourne Cup Day. It’s also the date that’s been chosen for the mandatory use of the new translation of the Missal in Australia. Starting Tuesday, the new translation of the Missal is the only English edition … Continue reading 30/10/11 – Roman Missal Seminars This Week
The introduction of the new translation of the Roman Missal is not just a chance to learn new words, but will hopefully be an opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the Mass. After communion, all in the assembly are invited to engage in silent prayer, or a thanksgiving hymn can be sung. The … Continue reading 4/9/11 – What Happens At Mass, Part XVII: The Dismissal