Friday, March 4, 2011

Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan to take the lead in implementing the new English translation of the Roman Missal

I learned in a forum in UST last week that the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has decided to begin the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal on the first Sunday of Advent 2012 (that would be December 2, 2012), thus putting the Philippines way behind the rest of the English-speaking world. (Most English-speaking areas will implement the new translation sometime this year). However, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan has decreed that, within his jurisdiction, some parts of the (English-language) Mass will be said or sung according to the new translation beginning Ash Wednesday (March 9), 2011, To read his decree, click this link: Liturgical Responses at Mass.

(Image of new English Missal from New Liturgical Movement.)

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