Introducing the Roman Missal

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					Introducing the
  Roman Missal
 • Introductions

 • Starter Questions

 • Looking at the Text

 • Putting it into Practice
 • Identify one thing:
   • What is good about our school liturgy?
   • What might be improved?
Starter Questions
What is a Missal?
 • Can refer to 3 things:
   • Altar Missal
   • Collected Volume of Liturgy
   • People’s Sunday & Weekday Missals
What is a Missal?
   • Core book of Roman Liturgy
   • With Calendar foundation & start of liturgical renewal
   • Used at every Mass
Why do we need a new translation?
 • Missale Romanum, 3rd edition
   (Latin text of Missal) 2002/2008

 • Liturgiam Authenticam — Instruction on translation

 • Revision always expected
What does this mean?
 • Concerns
   • over-simplification - how do you translate liturgical
     prayer for proclamation?
   • loss of meaning and nuance
   • loss of language of faith
     • lex orandi ~ lex credendi
What does this mean?
 • Liturgiam Authenticam
   • New principles of translation
   • formal over dynamic equivalence
   • weight placed on words over sentences
What does this mean?
 • Completely new             • Nearly all common
   translation                  responses have changed

 • Richer & more faithful     • Style is more complex

 • Scriptural allusions       • Requires preparation

 • A chance to discover new   • A chance to reflect and
   riches in the text           deepen liturgical practice
What about the Lectionary?
 • New edition in preparation.

 • Not imminent

 • Text drawn from NRSV & Grail Psalms

 • revised in the light of Liturgiam Authenticam
and When?
 • September 2011 —
   introduction of
   Order of Mass

 • accompanied by
   catechesis on translation
   & liturgy
[Order of Mass]
 • Those texts which are the same at every Mass:
   • Greetings
   • Dialogues
   • Holy, Holy
   • etc
   • also Eucharistic Prayers
and When - part 2
 • Advent 2011

 • Use of full Missal text
Looking at the Text
Introductory Rites
 • Their purpose is to ensure that the faithful, who
   come together as one, establish communion and
   dispose themselves properly to listen to the Word of
   God and to celebrate the Eucharist worthily. [GIRM
Introductory Rites
 • Entrance

 • Sign of the Cross

 • Greeting

 • Penitential Act

 • Gloria

 • Collect
Introductory Rites
 • Look through the texts
   • What strikes you?
   • What do you like?
   • What challenges you?
 • Noticing what has always been there

 • Old & New – not everything has changed

 • Various languages of liturgy
Introductory Rites
 • Entrance

 • Sign of the Cross

 • Greeting

 • Penitential Act

 • Gloria

 • Collect
Liturgy Notes
 • Key changes

 • Key points for catechesis

 • Introductory Rites & Directory for Masses with

 • Introducing changes

 • Good practice
Looking ahead
• What are the implications of the new translation for our
  school’s celebration of Mass?

• What needs to be in place before our first celebration of
  Mass in September?

• Who needs to be informed or formed?

• Are there any elements of good practice, or aspects we
  wished to improved, that might also be considered?
Quick Overview
 • Liturgy of the Word
   • Gospel Dialogue
   • Nicene/Apostles’ Creed

 • Liturgy of the Eucharist
   • Prayer over the Offerings
   • Preface Dialogue
   • Sanctus
   • Memorial Acclamations
   • Invitation to Communion

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