On the First Sunday of Advent, 2011, Roman Catholics in the United States began praying the Eucharistic Liturgy using the third edition of the Roman Missal. This webpage is dedicated to forming our communities in the new Missal. While a great deal of catechesis has already taken place, our task is just beginning. As we grow into this new Missal, we will be called to a deeper appreciation of and engagement in the liturgy. Mystagogy is a life-long undertaking.
Click on the image of the Missal to visit our Missal Q&A page.
|Liturgiam authenticam||The Fifth Instruction for implementing the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, this document lays out the principles for translating liturgical texts (including the third edition of the Missal).|
|Missale Romanum webpage||Congregation for Divine Worship and the
Discipline of the Sacraments
|Use of the Divine Name in the Liturgy||Letter from the CDWDS explaining why
"YHWH" is not to be used.
|USCCB Webpage on the Mass||This page is the best site for official information regarding the Mass in general and on the new Missal in particular.
Information is also available in Spanish.
|Implementation Policy for the
Diocese of Davenport
|Here are the Mass settings and other resources recommended by the Office of Liturgy.|
|Diocesan Roman Missal Q&A Page||At the request of parishes, we have established a new page dedicated to addressing the practical issues
implementing the Missal in our parishes.
|Mass Settings Selected||What parishes and communities in the diocese have chosen as their musical settings for Mass.|
|Bishops of England & Wales||Materials for clergy, parish formation sessions, small group gatherings, and for the various ministries in a parish.|
|A Walk Through the GIRM (2015)||A very brief review of the GIRM and the
parts of the Mass.
|Preparing for the New
|This series of articles was originally
published in theCatholic Messenger, and
with the advent of the revised Order
of Mass (2010), updated.
|Praying the Mass:
Entering the Mystery
|Originally published by the Catholic
Messenger, this second series of 16
articles by Deacon Agnoli is intended to
help us better understand what we are
doing at Mass, to enter the mystery more
fully, and to celebrate the liturgy actively
and artfully. The articles cover the parts of
the Mass in order.
|Order of Mass: 2008 & 2010||A comparison of the changes between the
2008 and 2010 Orders of Mass.
|"What's new about the
|An article by Dc. Agnoli, published in the
Nov-Dec issue of Today's Parish.
|Articles by Fr. Paul Turner||Fr. Turner is a pastor, author, and
liturgist--and serves as a facilitator for
ICEL (one of the groups responsible for
translating the Missal). This link will take
you to his website, where you will find a
number of articles about the new Missal.
|Music for the English Language
Roman Missal - Introduction
|From ICEL. This article provides extensive
samples of the chants that will be used in
the new Missal as well as explanations of
the decisions made regarding musical
|ICEL||PDFs; incl. accompaniment|
|NPM (National Association of
|mp3 & PDF files|
|Together At One Altar
||This resource is a web-based equivalent of the Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ DVD-ROM, but for children from grades K-12. While produced in Australia, most of
the site's content applies to life in the US as well... and the minor differences offer a great opportunity for talking about how in a universal Church there is room for a local
diversity that enriches all of us.
|Liturgy Training Publications
These new resources are from Maureen Kelly:
|-What's New About the Mass (for 3rd-7th grades)
-What's New About the Mass Teaching Edition: Handbook for Teachers and Catechists
-What's New About the Mass for Teens
-What's New About the Mass for Teens
Teaching Edition: Handbook for Teachers and Catechists
|We Learn About Mass, Second Edition||Gerard Moore's book for 2nd through 5th graders has been updated with the new texts, and a teacher's guide is also
|FDLC: Mystagogical Reflections
on the Collects and Prayers after Communion
|This free service is from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). It established an Ad Hoc Committee for Mystagogical Reflection of the texts and implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition following the national meeting of 2010. This first project is to offer reflections in a mystagogical style on the Collects for the Sundays and Holydays.|
|From FDLC Region 7|
|FDLC - Region 7 - Instructions for implementing the Missal, by season (posted here with their kind permission)||Advent
Ordinary Time - Winter
Music - Holy Week & Triduum
Holy Saturday / Easter Vigil
Ordinary Time - Summer
Ordinary Time - Fall
|International Commission on
English in the Liturgy (ICEL)
|This link will take you to ICEL's News Page. The following resources are available from their website:
Music for the English Language Roman Missal - An Introduction
Chant Settings for the Roman Missal - including accompaniment
|National Association of Pastoral Musicians||NPM has posted numerous resources for helping parishes implement the new missal Chants of the Missal, including both PDFs and MP3 recordings of each sung item in the Missal.
Directory of Published Mass Settings, sorted by composer and title, with information on Mass parts, choral arrangements, and instrumentation.
Resources to help you locate Missal publishers, books and other media for catechesis and implementation, and links to diocesan websites.
|RevisedRomanMissal.Org||Liturgy Training Publications hosts this website, which includes downloadable resources, advice on parish implementation, helpful articles, etc. The accompanying text is entitled Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal. LTP has published a set of brochures to hand out as well as a study booklet (and leaders' guide) to use in adult formation sessions. Click here for bulletin inserts/handouts and other resources.|
|Xavier Society for the Blind||The Xavier Society for the Blind has pew cards in both Braille and large print (24 point) to assist those who are blind or visually impaired. While the Xavier Society for the Blind provides all of its service free-of-charge, donations are gratefully accepted.|
|FDLC - Region 7||Guide for Informal Priest Gathering
A Resource Booklet for Small Christian Communities:
Participants' Booklet Leaders' Resource
|GIRM||Let Us Pray (updated edition) by Paul Turner.
Understanding the General Instruction of the Roman Missal by Gerard Moore.
A Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal by members of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy.
|Holy Week||Glory in the Cross by Paul Turner.|
|Order of the Mass||A Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal by members of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy.
The Order of Mass: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook by Michael Driscoll and J. Michael Joncas (LTP also offers a related CD).
Prepare and Pray - Eucharistic Prayers I-IV CD of the 4 Eucharistic Prayers recorded by Abp. J. Peter Sartain.
|Presidential Texts||Pastoral Companion to the Roman Missal by Paul Turner.
Essential Presidential Prayers and Texts: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook by Rev. Daniel Merz and Abbot Marcel Rooney (LTP also offers a related CD).
|Become One Body,
One Spirit in Christ
|This interactive DVD-ROM is produced by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL), and covers a wide variety of topics - from the scriptural roots and history of the Mass to the new translation of the Missal, from the art of liturgical prayer to living a eucharistic life. Here is an analysis of textual issues presented by the DVD.|
|Liturgy Training Publications||Short videos that are part of the
|The Liturgical Press||Lord, Teach Us To Pray DVD.
"We have divided the Mass into 25 parts and we have made a video for each one. Each video [about 3 minutes long] explains the meaning, purpose, and background on a part of the Mass, explains pertinent scriptural references, and includes personal stories from parishioners. We will also tell you if there are changes in the words for that part of the Mass because of the new translation of the Roman Missal ..."