The New Roman Missal will be implemented beginning November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent.  The links below are resources provided for parishioners to begin to prepare and understand the changes that will be implemented. 

"Pope John Paul II announced a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year 2000. Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale Romanum contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, and some updated and revised rubrics (instructions) for the celebration of the Mass. The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people.

The entire Church in the United States has been blessed with this opportunity to deepen its understanding of the Sacred Liturgy, and to appreciate its meaning and importance in our lives.  Parishes should now be in the planning process for the implementation, with a goal toward executing that plan in the coming months.  The parish’s leadership and various sectors of the parish community should be catechized to receive the new translation.  Musicians and parishioners alike should soon be learning the various new and revised musical settings of the Order of Mass" (2010, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

¤ What is the New Roman Missal?

¤ Ten Questions on the Roman Missal

¤ Changes for the Parts of the People

¤ Scripture and the Mass

¤ Roles within the Assembly

¤ Changes in Postures and Gestures

¤ The Worshiping Assembly

¤ Eucharistic Ministers

¤ Lectors

¤ Hearing the Word of God

¤ More Resources for The New Roman Missal

Reference: (2011, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)