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A Message from Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli Chairman, USCCB Committee on Divine Worship
A multi-media catechetical resource on the liturgy
The Order of Mass
English translation of The Order of Mass I
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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 the people.
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 Souls AFC
Monday Light Weight: At St. 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.
Wednesday 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 Nights.
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.
Saturday Men’s Catholic Enrichment: at St. Philips church social hall on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of each month from 8am to 9am, starting September 13th.