Class Offered on "Understanding the New Roman Missal"

Published
December 21, 2010

Understanding The New Roman MissalUnderstanding Our Liturgy

English speaking Catholics are about to take the next step in the liturgical reform inaugurated by the Second Vatican Council. The New Roman Missal will begin to be used in only a year from now, Advent of 2011. Among other things, this most recent revision of our liturgy features new translations of many of the familiar prayers we hear and say during mass.

Starting in January of 2011, the parish of St. Charles Borromeo in Greece will offer an 8 week course that aims to introduce interested Catholics to the New Roman Missal. We will be looking at the Liturgy in the original Latin alongside both our current English translation and the up-and-coming revised English translation. We will be comparing and contrasting the current with the new translation and discussing the different translation philosophies behind each. More importantly, all this will provide us an opportunity to learn about and deepen our own appreciation of our liturgy in general and our Eucharistic faith and spirituality.

This group study will be led by David Tedesche, the resident seminarian at St. Charles Borromeo. It is provided primarily for the parishioners of St. Charles, Holy Name, Our Mother of Sorrows, Holy Cross, and St. John the Evangelist, yet it is open to all interested Catholics in the diocese of Rochester. The first meeting will be on Monday, January 17 at 7:00 pm in room 28 of the school building at St. Charles. Please register ahead of time by calling David Tedesche at 585-663-3230, ext. 103 or by emailing him at dtedesche@dor.org (late-comers are also welcome). Come join us and together we can grow in our understanding of not only the New Roman Missal but also our Liturgy and the Eucharist!