Why was the Roman Missal revised?

Why was the Roman Missal revised?

Corrina Laughlin and Kristopher W. Seaman

 

As part of the renewal of the liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, the bishops of the Church agreed that liturgical texts could be translated and prayed in the vernacular languages. The liturgical books themselves were also reformed. The result was the 1969 Missal of Paul VI, which reflected the revised liturgy (sometimes called the novus ordo). This book, published in Latin, was subsequently translated into vernacular languages around the world. In 2000, to commemorate the new millennium, Pope John Paul II published a third edition of The Roman Missal. This edition includes prayers for many saints’ days and more options for prayers. As with all liturgical books, this third edition of The Roman Missal was first published in Latin. Since its publication, national Bishops’ conferences have been working to translate the Missal into the local languages of the people. A considerable amount of time has been spent preparing the English translation, which will have a significant impact on all who pray the Mass in English. Find out more about the changes that are in store at www.RevisedRomanMissal.org.

 

Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal: Homilies and Reproducibles for Faith Formation © 2011 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago IL 60609; 1-800-933-1800; www.LTP.org. The copyright notice must appear with the text. Published with Ecclesiatical Approval (Canon 823, 1).

This book, published in Latin, was subsequently translated into vernacular languages around the world. In 2000, to commemorate the new millennium, Pope John Paul II published a third edition of The Roman Missal. This edition includes prayers for many saints’ days and more options for prayers. As with all liturgical books, this third edition of The Roman Missal was first published in Latin. Since its publication, national Bishops’ conferences have been working to translate the Missal into the local languages of the people. A considerable amount of time has been spent preparing the English translation, which will have a significant impact on all who pray the Mass in English. Find out more about the changes that are in store at www.RevisedRomanMissal.org.

 

Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal: Homilies and Reproducibles for Faith Formation © 2011 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago IL 60609; 1-800-933-1800; www.LTP.org. The copyright notice must appear with the text. Published with Ecclesiatical Approval (Canon 823, 1).