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This Weekend in the Pews: The New Roman Missal – Challenge & Opportunity

In preparation for the new English translation of the Mass, Jesuit Father John Baldovin, a professor of historical and liturgical theology at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, presents this in-depth study of the New Roman Missal. Hopefully it will help your prepare for the changes you will be experiencing this weekend in the pews.

The brief overview is about the changes in the translation along with some ideas for faithful ministers of the church to engage this new translation responsibly and use it as well as possible.

The New Roman Missal: Challenge & Opportunity from Jesuit Conference USA on Vimeo.

The Roman Missal is the book containing the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. Published first in Latin under the title Missale Romanum, the text is then translated and is published in modern languages for use in local churches throughout the world. In this video, Fr. Baldovin, gives a background on the history of the translations, their implications and how we got to the latest translation of the Missale Romanum to be implemented in United States parishes this weekend.

Jesuit Offers Historical Insights and Changes in the New Translation of the Roman Missal

To help Jesuits throughout the U.S. to prepare for the new translation of the Roman Missal, Jesuit Father John Baldovin, Professor of Historical & Liturgical Theology at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, was asked to give a presentation explaining the historical background of the Roman Missal, with a brief overview of the changes in this translation along with some ideas for faithful ministers of the church to engage this new translation responsibly and use it as well as possible. His video presentation, The New Roman Missal: Challenge & Opportunity, appears in five parts below.

Part Ia: History of a Translation
The Roman Missal is the book containing the prescribed prayers, chants and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. Published first in Latin under the title Missale Romanum, the text is then translated and is published in modern languages for use in local churches throughout the world. In this video, Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, gives a background on the history of the translations, their implications and how we got to the latest translation of the Missale Romanum soon to be implemented in United States parishes in November 2011.

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