The video below features Father Bob Webster, Director of the Diocese of Orlando Office of Liturgy explaining the changes in the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal which were implemented at all Catholic parishes on November 27, 2011.
Parishes Begin Using Roman Missal 3rd Edition for the Celebration of Mass
On November 27, 2011, parishioners around the Diocese of Orlando, around the country and in English speaking nations around the world noticed something different in the liturgy – in particular the words that are prayed during the celebration of Mass. This is the result of what began nearly ten years ago, as a revision of the Missale Romanum (Roman Missal), which is the ritual text for the celebration of Mass around the world.
Pope John Paul II announced a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year 2000. Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale Romanum contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, and some updated and revised rubrics (instructions) for the celebration of the Mass.
The English translation of the Roman Missal also includes updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people.
The entire Church in the United States has been blessed with this opportunity to deepen its understanding of the Sacred Liturgy, and to appreciate its meaning and importance in our lives.
In September, 2010, the Diocese of Orlando Office of Liturgy began a 15 month catechetical process to prepare for the implementation of the new text.
This website has been prepared to help you prepare for the transition, which will be ongoing, even after implementation on November 27, 2011. Here you will find helpful resources for the faithful, for the clergy, and for parish and diocesan leaders, so that all of us will be able to understand and embrace the new language we pray during the celebration of Mass.
You are encouraged to make use of the wide variety of resources available to prepare not only for the reception of the new text, but to engage in reflection and study about the Mass and the Eucharist.