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Roman Missal

Missale Romanum

This page is meant as a collection of resources for those seeking information on the new English translation of the Roman Missal, implemented throughout the United States on the First Sunday of Advent in 2011.

Let us welcome this new text as a beautiful opportunity to increase reverence and understanding in the realm of the sacred liturgy.


Printable Pew Cards

Homiletic Resource
Teaching Resource
Bulletin Inserts
Music for the New Missal
  • The ICEL Chants – The official chants to accompany the new texts, with notation made available here for study purposes.  All parishes are highly encouraged to learn the ICEL people's parts, so that we may have a universally-known Mass setting. Keyboard accompaniment is also available under "The Order of Mass."
  • Other Recommended Settings of the New Translation:
  • Other notes on music:
    • Chant-based settings will help to draw out and emphasize the new words themselves (rather than having the focus be primarily on the music) – something of utmost importance in this time of transition. Indeed, we must keep in mind that chant is the musical expression proper to our Roman Rite, and so strive to incorporate chant more frequently in our celebration of the Holy Mass.
    • Parishes are discouraged from using refrain-based settings of the new Gloria. Singing the Gloria straight through better preserves the content structure (the Gloria's first half is addressed to the Father; the second half to the Son), while enabling the whole assembly to learn and sing the entirety of the hymn, thereby fostering greater participation.
    • Please consider not using any "revised†Mass settings (textual revisions of a musical setting that already exist) from September until Advent – the period during which permission has been given for the diocese to use sung settings of the retranslated people's parts at Mass. Revised settings using the tunes we are currently familiar with can cause many in the assembly to recall the former wording, creating significant confusion during this time of transition.
  • For Priests:
Recommended Resources for Parishes Articles

A series of articles on the reasons for and benefits of the new translation was printed in the diocesan newspaper, and is also available below:

This series may not be reproduced without the permission of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

(Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission limited to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.)

A fine article series incorporating numerous theological and historical sources can also be read on Mr. Jake Tawney's blog, Roma Locuta Est.


Mystical Body, Mystical Voice

An excellent workshop organized by Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL, Mystical Body, Mystical Voice was hosted in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in March of 2011.  The entire presentation can be ordered on DVD.

Music for the New Missal Recommended Resources for ParishesArticles
Mystical Body, Mystical Voice

The Final Pre-Implementation Diocesan Newsletter, November 2011 Offering guidance and preparatory notes

The USCCB's Roman Missal Website Includes sample texts, articles, and links to other resources

These resources are intended for free download, and may be printed in-house by any institution that wishes to use them.

A series of articles on the reasons for and benefits of the new translation was printed in the diocesan newspaper, and is also available below:

This series may not be reproduced without the permission of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

(Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission limited to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.)

A fine article series incorporating numerous theological and historical sources can also be read on Mr. Jake Tawney's blog, Roma Locuta Est.

An excellent workshop organized by Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL, Mystical Body, Mystical Voice was hosted in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in March of 2011.  The entire presentation can be ordered on DVD.


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