Roman Missal. The new English translation of the Roman Missal includes updated translations
of existing prayers, including some of the well–known responses and acclamations of the people.
What will change in the parts of the people
in the revised Roman Missal?
There are some substantial changes to a number of the prayers and responses of the people during Mass.
The first change that will be noticed in the people’s part comes in the greeting. The priest greets the people five times during the Mass with the statement, “The Lord be with you.” Many of us respond to this greeting out of habit with the response, “And also with you.” and for many, this dialogue between the presider and the people became a rather informal greeting in the same vein as “Good Morning” or “How’s it going?” These greetings are actually very formal rituals that introduce us to a critical action during the liturgy, the Opening Rites, the proclaiming of the Gospel, the introduction to the Eucharistic Prayer, the Communion Procession and the sending forth. The Latin response, Et cum spiritu tuo, better translated in the new Missal as “And with your spirit” is a blessing being shared between the presider and those gathered to celebrate and acknowledges the presence of the Spirit of Christ who has brought us together and who presides at every Eucharist.
In the Preface Dialogue, the prayer at the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer, the new dialogue is rendered (changes in bold): Presider: The Lord be with you. People: And with your spirit. Presider: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up to the Lord. Presider: Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God. People: It is right and just. O ther changes in the people’s parts of Mass include the Confiteor of the Penitential Act, the Gloria, The Nicene Creed, the Sanctus (Holy, Holy), proclamation of the Mystery of Faith and the Lamb of God. We will have trifold worship aids and our missalettes in the pews to help remind you of the new prayers.
will be this Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7 PM
in the St. Margaret Mary Room