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.