A “Dress Rehearsal” for the New Roman Missal

The implementation of the New Roman Missal will be starting in just a few weeks—the 1st Sunday of Advent (November 26/27) – we will begin to use the new responses, both sung and spoken.

On Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the church, there will be an opportunity to practice the new responses.  Fr. J.J. will lead us through the new text while Dr. Chun will lead us through the new musical Mass settings.   We will leave plenty of time for questions and answers at the end. 

Be sure to mark your calendars for this informative evening.

Over the next few weeks we will add the current text for the Mass along with the translation of the New Roman Missal. We will begin with the Greeting, the Penitential Act and the Gloria.


The Greeting, Penetential, Gloria

Apostles Creed, Suscipiat, Preface, Sanctus

Before the Gospel, Nicene Creed

The Mystery of Faith, Sign of Peace, Agnus Dei, Conclusion


“Lord, I Am Not Worthy…”

D. Todd Williamson

Few Gospel accounts are as  powerful as the story of the Roman Centurion who has heard of Jesus and his great deeds. The Centurion seeks out Jesus to help him, for his servant is paralyzed and suffering. Of course, Jesus agrees and offers to come to the Centurion’s home to cure the servant. In faith, the Centurion utters these powerful words: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:8, NRSV; see also Luke 7:6)….  //  LEARN MORE

“Consubstantial with the Father”

Daniel Merz, SLL

One of the more interesting changes in the revised translation of The Roman Missal occurs in the Creed, where a word that few would use conversationally occurs. In the second paragraph of the Creed, the phrase “consubstantial with the Father” will replace “one in Being with the Father.” Some may wonder why such an unfamiliar word needs to be used. On the other hand, it may just as easily be asked, whether we understand the phrase, “one in Being with the Father”?  Both options attempt to put into words one of the great mysteries of our faith, that Jesus Christ is equal to the Father. The use of the term “consubstantial” has been carefully considered before being chosen. Admittedly, the term carries some complexities with it. But the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments recommended its use with good reason. Let’s look at the word more closely….  //  LEARN MORE

The Confiteor

In the Introductory Rites, the individual people who have come to the church are gathered into the one Body of Christ in order that they might enter into the great prayer of thanks and praise, that is the Eucharist. Part of this first movement of the Mass is the Penitential Act, that part of the Mass which helps prepare us “to celebrate the sacred mysteries.” It happens right after the Sign of the Cross and the priest’s greeting of the people….  //  LEARN MORE