Friday, October 28, 2011

Twin Cities and the New Roman Missal

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The First Sunday of Advent, the first day of the the Church's new year, November 27, will be the day on which the new translation of the Roman Missal will take effect.

For pewsitters, the translation involves a very few parts of the Mass calling for a congregational response. But some of those more accurate translations from the original Latin have powerful changes in meaning.

For music directors and liturgists, the new translation required all new music for the Mass. Someone has created a new blog/website that is keeping track of the Mass settings chosen by the various parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. So far, 60 of the 200 or so parishes in the archdiocese have made their choices known.

St. Agnes is not one of them, yet. But, of course, their 10:00 a.m. Sunday Masses are in Latin and there were no changes made to the Latin. Twin Cities Mass Settings
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