Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto will begin to use the new translation of the Roman Missal on the weekend of November 27. Joining us in this journey will be Catholics in all parishes throughout Canada and the United States. Beginning in September 2011, parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto will begin to learn more about the new translation. You will notice many changes in the words that the celebrant (Priest) uses when he celebrates Mass. There are also a few changes to the words that the congregation will use when they respond, also referred to as the “people’s parts”. We will also introduce new musical compositions as part of the sung Mass settings (Lord of Mercy, Gloria, Holy Holy, Lamb of God, etc.).
It will take some time to get used to these changes – please pray that we will all make the most out of this opportunity to grow as a faith community. We will practice some of these changes before Mass, they may be discussed during the homily and we’ll use other appropriate resources to help each other along the way. For more information on the Roman Missal and its changes, visit www.archtoronto.org/romanmissal anytime to continue your reflection.