USCCB – Roman Missal

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USCCB – Roman Missal. Last sunday was the first Sunday in Advent. It was also the first Sunday the US Catholic Church used the new, revised translations of prayers and responses in the liturgy of the Mass. In our church, we have an audio/video program we use, so new responses were flashed on the screen for all to keep up with. There were still a few mistakes. All of us have the parts of the Mass memorized, so if you weren’t paying attention, you might have said the wrong thing at the wrong time. The Mass was translated from Latin to other languages after Vatican II and the new changes/revisions are supposed to take the translations and meanings of the prayers and responses back to the original. I couldn’t help thinking during Mass about the people who come to church once a year at Christmas. Boy are they going to be in for a surprise. Not only will they not know that changes were coming and be able to prepare for them, they will be hit with something unfamiliar and unexpected.

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My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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1 Response to USCCB – Roman Missal

  1. kmabarrett says:

    Language is a tool frequently used to try to impose thought on those using the particular language. My initial reaction to the changes has been negative, because the changes in wording seems more formal and less “loving” than the changes which came from Vatican II. I hope I am wrong in my initial reaction and can only trust the Holy Spirit is guiding the Church along this path.


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