So much we hear about the changes to the Roman Missal that will accrue on the First Sunday of Advent of this year. At times it seems very overwhelming. However, we need to put things in the right perspective and keep calm. After all, we just didn’t start coming to church yesterday. There were many changes to the Church’s liturgy over the years and we all have survived. I am sure that we will survive this change also, to the point that the new words will become for us a “second nature”.
As we prepare for the implementation of the Revised Roman Missal on the First Sunday of Advent, appropriate catechesis is essential to this undertaking. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared 15 bulletin articles providing general liturgical catechesis, and touching upon issues pertinent to the Revised Roman Missal. Copies of these articles can be found each week in our printed bulletin but also may be found below. The articles pertaining to each publication date are as follows:
Our hope is that through the use of these resources, many of the faithful will be prepared for the actual implementation of the Revised Roman Missal. In the coming weeks you will receive additional information detailing our complete plan for implementation of the Missal.