Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Translation Thursday: Addendum: Singing the New Translation in September?

Hello folks. Word is leaking out of the Seattle USCCB meeting that, at the discretion of the diocesan bishop, parishes may begin singing the new texts of the Gloria, Sanctus, and Memorial Acclamations beginning in September. I haven't seen any official word about this; perhaps it will need to come from each (arch)diocese.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

10 comments:

Labs said...

I was watching the coverage when they discussed this. Basically it was a recommendation from the Committee on Divine Worship. It is based on comments and discussions that had been presented to them by different bishops and lay collaborators. There was no vote or "official word" that came out of the proceeding, the bishops were simply told that at their discretion they could allow parishes in their diocese to begin using the sung Mass parts in September. A question was posed about using sung responses such as the preface dialogue and this was also given the affirmative. Nothing official, strictly up to the local Ordinary.

Greg said...

We were going to anyway.

Anonymous said...

Praise God!

Gabriel said...

This sounds like a good idea, and would certainly help, especially as we'll all be singing the Gloria the first time on Dec. 8 and then not again until Christmas. But this would be difficult for the publishers. How can we teach a new Gloria if it's not in the people's books yet? I don't know if you folks at WLP already have your Aug-Nov Missalettes ready to go. This could be a publishing nightmare.

Anonymous said...

is it just singing or can you recite the new prayers?

Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. said...

We should be receiving clarification today from the bishops.

Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. said...

We will be meeting to talk about this today.
I think we can solve this "nightmare."

Anonymous said...

We introduced "and with your spirit" last Sunday and plan on introducing the creed on this Sunday, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday being particularly good feasts for introducing/catechizing about them. Reasons for waiting just seem somewhat disingenuous.

Chironomo said...

We use printed weekly music booklets (worship aids) so this is both good news and a pretty simple problem to solve here. I remember when we made the decision to use worship aids that one of the main reasons was "flexibility" as we moved into the implementation of the new translation. Seems it was a good decision.

Shelby said...

Just saw the press release from the USCCB Office of Media Relations allowing the bishops to permit "gradual introduction of the musical settings of the people's parts of the Mass from the new Roman Missal in September." Thanks be to God!