Work towards new Missal proceeds
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference voted to approve the completed draft texts for the Roman Missal entitled: Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Intentions (January 2008) Ritual Masses (January 2008) and Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children (January 2008).
This follows the approval at the November 2007 Plenary Meeting of the completed draft of the new translation of the Roman Missal.
It is now anticipated that the completed Missal, with Australian adaptations, could be sent to Rome for recognition by the Holy See in 2009.
The Missal Implementation Team for Australia continues its work on making preparations for the new translation of the Missal.
A comprehensive multi-media resource is in the early stages of preparation. It is hoped that there will be an international resource able to be adapted for the needs of Australia.
Well, they say all things good come to those who wait. And wait. And wait. But at least they are doing this properly this time. Not like last time. Who was it on this blog telling me that all the preparation they got for the vernacular mass was “Next Sunday the Mass will be in English”? Now, after 40 years, it just might be true…