Welcome to this installment of "New Translation Tuesday."
I am in Long Beach, California for a series of meetings here in Southern California.
As you may know, I have volunteered to help spearhead the process for implementing the new translation of the Roman Missal at my parish, Saint James. We are in the beginning stages of sharing information with the entire parish staff. We will have a first meeting within a few weeks to begin to plot out our plan for the coming months. I will be sharing this process with you as we as a parish move through all of this.
As I sit here in one of the most culturally diverse areas of our country, it strikes me that there will be additional challenges in parishes that have celebrated the liturgy in multiple languages for years. Non-English speakers have learned music and texts in English and those texts will be changing. These folks will need catechesis and explanation in their own native language as to the changes and the rationale. We indeed do have lots of work to do in the next several months.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.