Both the larger Altar edition and the more versatile and compact Chapel edition are highly readable and beautifully designed and bound, consistent with USCCB versions of previous liturgical books.
Both editions will be printed on fine paper and feature striking four-color artwork from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Monsignor Anthony Sherman, executive director of the USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship, praised the new Roman Missal. “This Missal is a source of strength and spiritual development for Catholics throughout the United States,” he said. “The prayers within it lift up our hearts and minds to the Lord in song and prayer.”
The new Roman Missal will be used for the first time in U.S. parishes on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27.
The USCCB Roman Missal, Third Edition books will be available for pre-order starting March 1, at www.usccbpublishing.org. Pre-orders can also be placed by telephone, e-mail, U.S. mail or fax. More details can be learned by contacting a Customer Service representative toll free at 800-235-8722 or through e-mail: Customer Service at CSS@usccb.org. (Roman Missal Altar Edition, Pub. No. 7-100; Roman Missal Chapel Edition, Pub. No. 7-192)