Changes coming to a parish near you
What will be different about the Mass come Advent 2011?
The recently approved English translation has a number of features that Mass-goers will surely notice. Here's a preview of the 10 most obvious changes coming to a parish near you. As Catholics around the country prepare, we'll offer more resources with analysis in the coming year. Learn about how we got to where we are by reading our special section on the liturgy.
(Changes indicated with strikethroughs and bold additions.)
1. Priest: "The Lord be with you."
"And also with you." "And with your spirit."
2. The Gloria:
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to
his people on earth people of good will. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, (moved below)
worship praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you
we give you thanks
, we praise you for your great glory.
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Begotten Son
of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father
you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;
you take away the sin of the world: receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
3. The Confiteor ("I confess to Almighty God") changes in noticeable ways. Members of the assembly will especially notice the introduction of the repetition "...through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault," which replaces "through my own fault."
4. The texts of the opening prayers at the end of the introductory rites (following "Let us pray") have been translated to reflect a more "elevated" tone.
5. The Nicene Creed:
We I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all
that is seen and unseen things visible and invisible.
We I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
one in Being consubstantial with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven
the power of the Holy Spirit was incarnate he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death
, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again and rose again on the third day in fulfillment of accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
who with the Father and the Son he is
worshipped adored and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
6. The preface dialogue (preceding the Eucharistic prayer):
Priest: "Let us give thanks to the Lord our God"
"It is right to give him thanks and praise." "It is right and just."
7. The Sanctus ("Holy, holy, holy"):
"Lord God of power and might" "Lord God of hosts"
8. Like the opening prayers, the four Eucharistic prayers have been re-translated.
9. The response to the invitation to communion:
"Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed" "Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed."
10. Two new dismissals, plus a revision of the current dismissal:
"The Mass is ended. Go in peace." "Go forth, the Mass is ended."
"Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord."
"Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life."