Additional Information & Links

Learn about Upcoming Changes: Roman Missal, Third Edition
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 text of the new Roman Missal will be on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.

Pope John Paul II announced a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year 2000. Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Intentions, and some updated and revised instructions for the celebration of the Mass. The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well–known responses and acclamations of the people.

For more information, please visit these websites:
Now is the Time to Prepare for the Roman Missal, Third Edition, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, which was promulgated by Pope Paul VI on December 4, 1963
Ecclesia de Eucharist on the relationship of the Eucharist to the Church, by Pope John Paul II

What does it mean to have a Catholic Identity?
The Catholic Difference and the Difference It Makes, Archdiocese of Chicago, Office for Evangelization