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Gradual Implementation of the New English Translation of the Roman Missal

CIRCULAR NO. 2012 – 08
31 May 2012


TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, SHRINE RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, PARISH WORSHIP COORDINATORS, AND TRANSPAROCHIAL COMMUNITIES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MANILA

RE: GRADUAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL




Dear Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:


Greetings in the Lord! 


May I remind Your Reverence of the directive of our Archbishop regarding the gradual implementation of the New English Translation of the Roman Missal which will begin on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 10, 2012.   As the Archbishop wrote, “While the lay faithful notice the changes, they are catechized on their meaning and significance.”


Please take note of the Program of Gradual Implementation of the different parts pertaining to the participation of the assembly.


June
And with your Spirit (Greeting, Gospel, Preface, Final Blessing)


July
I confess


August
Gloria


September
Apostle’s Creed


October
Pray brethren
Memorial Acclamation


November
Invitation to Communion (Lord, I am not worthy)


December
Full Implementation


The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission and the Episcopal Commission on Liturgy commissioned Jesuit Communications to prepare catechetical materials in video form.  There will be two (2) DVDs containing twenty catechetical sessions.  They will be available in July.


We hope that this experience of welcoming the new translation will indeed be “an opportune moment of grace for the Church in the Philippines not only to appreciate the changes but deepen, nurture, and celebrate our faith through the renewal of our worship.”


Thank you very much.




Sincerely in the Lord Jesus,

(signed)
FR. GENARO O. DIWA
Minister