Roman Missal -
A Message from Bishop
Arthur J. Serratelli Chairman, USCCB Committee on Divine Worship
catechetical resource on the liturgy
English translation of The Order of Mass I
© 2006, 2008, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights
Photo by CNS/Karen
New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass
The Missale Romanum
(the Roman Missal), the ritual text for the celebration of the Mass, was
first promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1970 as the definitive text of the reformed
liturgy of the Second Vatican Council. A second edition followed in 1975.
Pope John Paul II
issued a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year
2000. The English translation of the revised Roman Missal has been
completed, and the Bishops of the United States approved the final sections of
the text in November 2009. 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 Intentions, and some updated
and revised rubrics (instructions) for the celebration of the Mass. The English
translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of
existing prayers, including some of the well–known responses and acclamations of
This website has been
prepared to help you prepare for the transition. As this site continues to be
expanded, you will find helpful resources for the faithful, for the clergy, and
for parish and diocesan leaders.
May this process of the
implementation of the revised Roman Missal be a time of deepening,
nurturing, and celebrating our faith through our worship and the
celebration of the Sacred Liturgy.
Adult Formation in the Shepherd of
Monday Light Weight:
Philips, a 12 week Bible Study-DVD program for healthy living.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study:
At St. Philips 9:00 am Spiritual DVD viewing and discussion.
Tuesday Mom’s group: At
Our Lady in Manannah, an 8 week study called “Momnipotent.”
Tuesday Night Catholic Movies:
At St. Philips, 7:00 p.m., a very casual evening of movies and
popcorn in the parish hall, running every Tuesday.
First Tuesday, Eucharistic Adoration:
At St. Philip’s,
9:30 a.m. concludes with at 5:00 p.m.
Morning bible study:
At St. Gertrude’s, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., every other Wednesday,
Wednesday Reflection on the Sunday Readings:
At the Education Center, 6:20pm. Meets on Religious Education
First Friday, Eucharistic Adoration:
At St. John’s,
at 8:30 a.m., concludes with Benediction at 5:00PM.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
At Manannah, 6:30 a.m. with Benediction before 7:30 a.m. Mass.
at St. Philips church social hall on the 2nd and 4th Saturday
mornings of each month from 8am to 9am, starting September 13th.