7 St. AndrewNovember 4, 2012
New Roman Missal
The Roman Missal is the book of prescribed prayers, chants, and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. Published first in Latin under the title Missale Romanum, the text was eventually translated and published in modern languages for use in local churches throughout the world. In 2002, Pope John Paul II introduced a new edition of the Missale Romanum - the editio typica tertia, or “third typical edition” - for use in the Church. Soon after, the complex work of translating the Latin text into the vernacular began. As the Church throughout the world prepares to implement the Roman Missal, third edition, it is worth remembering that this process is not at all new. In fact, revisions to the Roman Missal have occurred numerous times throughout the Church’s history as the Liturgy developed and was adapted to meet current needs.
New order of the mass:
The Introductory Rites
1. When the people are gathered, the Priest approaches the altar with the ministers while the Entrance Chant is sung.
When he has arrived at the altar, after making a profound bow with the ministers, the Priest venerates the altar with a kiss and, if appropriate, incenses the cross and the altar. Then, with the ministers, he goes to the chair. When the Entrance Chant is concluded, the Priest and the faithful, standing, sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the Priest, facing the people, says: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The people reply:
2. Then the Priest, extending his hands, greets the people, saying: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.
Grace to you...