Blessings for the Revised Roman Missal

In just a few short weeks, we will begin using the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. I do hope that you’ve taken advantage of the number of resources I’ve made available over these past few months! Here are a few more resources:

  • A 4-page blessing/prayer service outside Mass done by LTP based on the Book of Blessings: Blessing of Missal.   
  • A blessing from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is for use on the First Sunday of Advent and couples with the blessing of the Advent wreath: Roman Missal Blessing.
  • A “de-commissioning” of the sacramentary for use on the feast of Christ the King or the last day before the 1st Sunday of Advent: The Roman Missal decommissioning.
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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

2 Comments on Blessings for the Revised Roman Missal

  1. Interesting- never heard of decommissioning before.

    “The Sacramentary is then reserved in the sacristy, a parish library or museum, or disposed of in a dignified manner.”

    Also interesting: Just today I read at another blog that a sacramentary was going to be buried; I guess that would be covered by “disposed of in a dignified manner.”

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