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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

3 Comments on Roman Missal Changes – Updated Resource List

  1. Happy Valentines Joe, I am happy to see the kids this evening in catechism, because they are they they joys of my life and my valentines. We are making hearts with “I Love You Jesus” in the name tags. More Power…Smile…Lisa.

  2. Hi Joe,
    Thanks so much for the well-presented information on the new changes to the missal. As a traditionalist and Latin enthusiast, I am thrilled that for once, this largely American Catholic improvement will serve to actually preserve our catholic heritage (and undo some of the damage done by the poorly executed mneasures adopted in haste to conform to Vatican II).
    Two quick questions:
    – Is there a place where I buy a small, personal copy of the new missal? (not the full sized, $175 “red book” that the priests use, but one I can carry with me until I get the prayers memorized…in the old days, there was a thing called “the St Joseph’s Missal” that people used to tote along).

    – Will the prayer “Lord I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word…” also be changed in Italian language as well? I lived for many years in Italy and noticed both the English and Italian words to this prayer are nearly identical. (Signore, io non sogno degno di participare a la tua mensa, ma di soltanto una parole, e io saro salvato”)

    Many thanks for all the good stuff you do,
    God bless,
    Steve Z

    • Hi Steve and thanks for your thoughts. I respectfully disagree with your opinion that the new translation will “undo some of the damage” done after Vatican II. I have been very careful in my approach to implementing the new translation to not suggest that this is a “fix” for something that was “broken.” Our worship over the past few decades was not a damaged worship. We are simply taking the next step in our efforts to make sure that our celebration of the Eucharist enables full, conscious, and active participation of the faithful. Having said that, allow me to respond to your 2 questions. First, I have no doubt that the publishers of the St. Joseph Missal are planning to update their resources and make a personal edition available. I suggest you contact Catholic Book Publishing: http://www.catholicbookpublishing.com/ShowProduct.aspx?ProductID=484&DepartmentID=94&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Second, I’m not sure about the Italian translation but I would be surprised if it was not amended to more closely reflect the Latin (“for you to enter under my roof…”) That will be interesting to follow up on.

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