Friday, January 28, 2011

How Prepared Are You Now?

I hope that your week has been a good one.

Thanks for your responses to yesterday's post. Opinions obviously vary rather widely on many of the issues associated with the implementation of the new translation.

On the new survey we have posted on WLP's web site, I have found some interesting facts as I have looked at the results. With over 800 responses received, here's how some of the statistics look.

Here's one question: "At this point, how prepared is your parish for this change/implementation of the new English translation of The Roman Missal?"

And here are the statistics:

7.5% say they are very prepared
33.4% say that they are somewhat prepared
31.8% say that they are not very prepared
19.4% say that they are not prepared at all
12.4% indicated "other" in their response

Obviously, these statistics will shift the closer we get to the actual implementaion. But the numbers do indicate that there is quite a bit of work to accomplish as we move through these next months. The implementation date is 10 months from yesterday.

How prepared is your parish?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.


Stephen said...

Any idea when turner's "Pastoral Companion..." will be published?

Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. said...

Hello Stephen,
Father Turner recently finished his final edits (because of the many changes to the final Missal text). I am taking the manuscript with me to Salt Lake City this afternoon and I am hoping that it will go to press next week. Thanks for your patience.

Chironomo said...


Good luck travelling in the storm... I am always thankful that I live here in the tropics! (Well, until hurricane season at least).

It's interesting that nearly 40% say that they are "very" or "somewhat" prepared... a rather high number given the sample group for the poll.

Is it possible that some of the group may be less aware of preparations going on, either at their parish or within the Diocese? I know that if such a poll were given to my choir today, most would know little about preparations yet, as most of what has been going on so far is clergy formation and very focused work with key personnel at the Diocesan level. The result would be that many would say "not prepared" when in fact the parish preparations are going quite well. There's just not much to do with the assembly at this point...