Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
The Third Edition of the Roman Missal was fully implemented throughout the Church in the English-speaking world on November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent.
The new edition of the Roman Missal brings with it a new translation of the Order of Mass, designed to render more literally into English the Latin Editio typica (one might consider this the "master text") of the Mass created at the end of the Second Vatican Council. Certainly, this transition presents its own challenges to our community: learning new variants on very familiar responses, the loss of some of our beloved musical settings of the Mass, a new and more complex set of texts for our presiders. However, with this challenge comes a singular opportunity to examine our worship. What precisely are we praying? What richness may be found in these new translations? To what does the liturgy call us? How do the words we pray reflect what lies in our hearts and spirits?
As we continue this period of change and challenge, we ask for your prayers, openness, and patience. The Campus Ministry and St. John's liturgy team pledges to you that in every aspect of this transition, we will proceed with love and pastoral care for this community. May the Holy Spirit continue to lead and guide us as we go further along the journey of faith!
Resources to learn about the new translation
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: read more about the new Roman Missal translation, and download a free Order of Mass for your own study and preparation
- Archdiocese of Omaha: read pastoral letters from Archbishop George Lucas about the Roman Missal
- Read Cardinal Francis Arinze's 2006 letter on the translation of pro multis