An Opportunity To Prepare For
The Third Edition of the Roman Missal (promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 2002) is finally about to be implemented for Catholics in the United States! This is an important moment for us spiritually, liturgically and catechetically. It's an opportunity to deepen our Communion in the Eucharist. Compared to what we currently pray, the new translation of the Roman Missal is much closer to the language that Catholic Christians in other languages around the world are praying (not to mention that it is closer to the Latin original). Our Communion is becoming more catholic (with a small "c")!
The information provided on this web page can help us to gain a greater understanding of
* the Scripture that underlies the Mass
* the theology we profess in the Mass, and
* a way to deepen our participation in the Mass.
I have given many workshops on the new Missal around the country, and even when Catholics have not been pleased about the changes initially, after hearing some explanations behind the changes, they almost universally feel more at peace and look forward to using the new Missal. The Diocesan Liturgical Commission hopes that the information provided here may provide the same for you!
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and blessings,
Father Daniel Merz
Chair, Diocesan Liturgical Commission
Fr. Daniel Merz on the new Mass translation.
"Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions" Roman Missal website.
USCCB Roman Missal website.
The Order of Mass—scripturally annotated.
New Chant Music for the Roman Missal.
Glossary of the Roman Missal.
Bulletin inserts for the Roman Missal.
"Ascension Press" Roman Missal Resources.
"Liturgy Training Publications" Roman Missal website.
Videos on the Roman Missal.
The DVD “Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ” is a multi-media catechetical resource
on the liturgy. This Resource provides 5 Pathways for exploring the Eucharist.
Fr. Daniel Merz video on the new Mass translation (coming soon)
Publishers for Roman Missal (Third Edition)
By a decision of the Committee on Divine Worship, the ritual editions of the Roman Missal, Third Edition are available as of October 1, 2011, in preparation for its implementation on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.
The Roman Missal, Third Edition will have an approximate page count of 1500. All seven publishers will release a full-size edition; these will measure approximately 8½” x 11” and will be bound in genuine leather, bonded leather, or cloth. At least five publishers (Catholic Book, LTP, Liturgical Press, Magnificat, and USCCB) will also publish a smaller, or “chapel,” edition; this edition will be either clothbound or leather bound and sized at about 6” x 9”. As of late April 2011, the following editions and pricing were announced as follows (click name of publisher to go to web site):
Catholic Book Publishing Corp.
- Deluxe Genuine Leather Altar Edition, $159
- Altar Clothbound Edition, $129
- Chapel Clothbound Edition, $89
Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)
- Ritual Edition, $175
- Chapel Edition, $95
- Ritual Edition, $169.95
- Chapel Edition, $119.95
- Altar Edition, $199
- Chapel Edition, price TBD
Midwest Theological Forum (MTF)
- Regal Edition, $500
- Classic Edition, $350
- Ritual Edition, $169
- Chapel Edition, $115
World Library Publications (WLP)
- Deluxe Edition, $395
- Value Edition, $195