Welcome to this installment of "New Translation Tuesday."
I am blogging from Salt Lake City, where I arrived late last night. Looking out of my hotel window, I see the snow-capped Rockies with the Utah State Capitol and the enormous Mormon compound in the foreground.
Today is an exciting day for us at World Library Publications and the J. S. Paluch Company. We are happy to announce that we will be publishing two ritual editions of The Roman Missal, third edition. This process has been in the planning stages for several years. The bishops set today, February 1, as the first day that publishers may begin to share information about the publication and to begin receiving orders. The Missal cannot be delivered until October 1, a date also set by the bishops. And it will take that long to actually produce the editions, since we have only had the text files for a few weeks.
As a Catholic family owned company, we at WLP and JSP are honored to be able to serve the singing and praying Church by making this worthy book available to parishes and Catholic institutions across the United States. Please check our web site for more information.
As perhaps the only publisher of the Missal that is also a prominent Catholic music publisher, we made the decision to re-engrave all of the chants in the Missal itself. Our award-winning music engravers have set all the chants of the Missal in a clean, easy-to-chant style that respects the sense of the texts and will help celebrants sing them more effortlessly and effectively. The notes are large, well-spaced, and easy to read. Words are not broken and phrases are not interrupted at the ends of lines. We also decided to re-engrave the chants so that the font used for the words with music is the same clear and dignified font that we chose for the rest of the Missal.
It is my hope that these two editions (Value Edition and Deluxe Edition) will serve the singing and praying Church for years to come.
Thanks for listening. Please pray for the safety of all travelers. And let us keep one another in prayer as this massive storm begins to strike much of our country.
Gotta Sing. Gotta Pray.