Welcome to this edition of "New Translation Thursday."
I arrived home a little after midnight last night after a whirlwind trip to Southern California.
While there I had the chance to speak with several of WLP's young adult composers and artists. They talked about the upcoming implementation of the new translation of The Roman Missal with such hope and joy. Three members of the Jacob and Matthew Band, all full-time youth ministers, shared with me the ways that they catechize about the liturgy now with teens. They said that the advent of the new translation is going to be a great moment in youth ministry, because it will draw the teens' attention to the Mass much more intensely. They, along with Danielle Rose, are looking forward to this time as a real moment to help kids fall in love with the Mass.
Well, there you have it, right from the mouths of those in the trenches with our Catholic youth. Their enthusiasm and the hope they shared with me inspired me deeply.
Let's continue to pray for each other as the implementation of the new translation nears.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.