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To learn more about the Roman Missal, 3rd edition, click above.


welcoming the new roman missal

in the Diocese of Sacramento

New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass


The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  First use of the new Roman Missal in English in the dioceses of the United States was on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.


how can we learn more about the new missal?


Same Mass – new words:  What is Liturgy?


A different way to track time:  The Liturgical Year


Singing at liturgy:  What is Sung Liturgy?


With hearts and hands and voices:  Full, Conscious and Active Participation


Why do we do that at Mass?  The Order of the Mass


The history of liturgical books – Part 1


The history of liturgical books – Part 2


Translating the Roman Missal


What will we be saying differently at Mass?  Greetings and Dialogues


The Roman Missal:  The Penitential Act


The Roman Missal:  The Gloria


What will we be praying at Mass?  The presidential prayers – propers


What will we be saying at Mass?  Preface Dialogue, Preface and Sanctus


It is right to give God thanks and praise:  The Eucharistic Prayer


What will we be saying at Mass?  The Communion Rite


The new Roman Missal:  What’s changed?  What hasn’t?