My Copy of the New Roman Missal Has Arrived!

Here it is, folks! After months and months of talking about it, my personal copy of the new Roman Missal arrived today! It’s like Christmas in November for a liturgical/catechetical dork like me! 🙂

Hopefully, you and your parish have been preparing for the implementation of the new translation of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. Here are some resources that will be of help to you if you’re looking to do some last-minute preparation:

BTW, the Roman Missal pictured above is the chapel version, meaning it’s the smaller version. The one that will be used in most churches at Sunday Mass is much bigger…the altar servers will need to practice lifting weights!

About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
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. That is WAY COOL!

    Our parish had seminars in Spring and Summer, and has been easing into the new trans since September, so it was no sweat last Sunday.

    The kids have been hearing the new trans in my class since 2010, so I suppose that helped them out as well (those whose parents actually take them to Mass).

  2. JMJ
    Sorry to be such an idiot (it’s a tough job, but…) Is the Chapel version (a good size I think for two to share and still see the print) a correct collection and presentation of all the Prayers Proper for the People in the Pews?

    Isn’t there a fundamental difference in contents between the so called Daily Missal and these Altar and Chapel versions?

    What do I want to order so we can read all the propers and the ordinary at arms length?

    Thanks loads!

    • Ken, I’m pretty sure it’s the same content, just a different size. But don’t take my word for it…I got the chapel version because it’s the cheapest one! Best bet is to talk to someone at the publishing house such as Liturgy Training Publications.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.