Ready or not — and Church officials are urging the former — the new English translation of the Mass is on its way to parishes across the country.
The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship approved the new translation of the Roman Missal March 25. Now, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will decide when to authorize its use, a debut many believe will come in Advent 2011.
That means Catholics who haven’t been to Church in a while may be in for a shock that Christmas when Mass is celebrated with different words, including substantial changes to the introductory rites, the creeds and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
For every-Sunday Catholics, however, the bishops’ conference is...READ MORE