New Roman Missal Translation: What You Need to Know – Articles 8 & 9!

That’s right, it’s a two-fer! The next TWO installments of my Roman Missal articles are now available. Here’s the scoop:

As you probably already know, I am co-authoring (with D. Todd Williamson, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Chicago) a series of ten articles for Loyola Press on the new Roman Missal. These articles will provide you with what you need to know to better understand the changes when we implement the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal in Advent, 2011. I ll point you to these articles weekly over the next several weeks as they are posted.

Articles 8 & 9 are now available:

New Roman Missal, Article 1: Changes Are Coming

New Roman Missal, Article 2: The Words We Use at Mass

New Roman Missal, Article 3: Something Old, Something New

New Roman Missal, Article 4: Lost (and Found) in Translation

New Roman Missal, Article 5: Characteristics of the New Text

New Roman Missal, Article 6: Give it To Me Straight (Part 1)

New Roman Missal, Article 7: Give it To Me Straight (Part II)

New Roman Missal, Article 8: Give it To Me Straight (Part III)

New Roman Missal, Article 9: Give it To Me Straight (Part IV)

Don’t forget to check out the recording of my Webinar on the Roman Missal Changes and my PDF of helpful resources! Have a great weekend everyone!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at


  1. Joe, your books and your resourcefulness helps a lot,in digging facts and new ideas in catechism and evangelization ministry.

  2. Joe,

    I have told you via e-mail before how much I have appreciated your books, Bible Blueprint and Catechists Toolbox. I am using both and people are really “digging” them (stayed with the construction analogy). Just received Well Built Faith and am thinking of it as a gift to RCIA participants at the beginning of the year.

    Have to say again, Bible Blueprint has become my go to resource for people who don’t know much about the Bible but want to start reading and learning and growing. Really gives them a reliable Catholic guide to the Bible and sets it in it’s proper context. It is the book I would write if I could write as well as you and had 25 years experience as a DRE , instead of just 2. You have saved me a lot of work. Thank you!

    Mike Haigerty, DRE, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Muncie, IN

    • Mike, your feedback means a lot to me and is very affirming. I know the challenges that DREs face and I’m happy that I can provide some resources to assist you in your endeavors. Keep up the great work!

  3. HI Joe,
    Have you thought about or do you have a plan of how you will introduce the new Roman Missal and Mass changes to your 4th graders..or elementary young people?

    • Hi Barb. That’s next on my agenda. I’m planning to gather a few local DREs together and brainstorm effective ways to present the changes to various age groups. Stay tuned! 🙂

  4. Hi Joe,
    Will you be selling a DVD version of your webinar? It would provide a good basis for an adult class on the New Roman Missal for the parish. We do not have the technology to show online things to a group. Thanks.

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