"New Translation Thursday" has arrived once again.
I don't know about you, but I am finding myself looking forward to the second weekend of implementation.
From what I have heard from others around here, the parishes that had periodic accouncements made during the Mass last weekend ("Before we begin the Eucharistic Prayer, please refer to your card for the new responses," etc.) had much more success with the new responses. In my own parish, an announcement was made at the beginning of Mass, asking that people refer to the worship aid throughout the entire Mass. However, when I looked around about half way through Mass, more than half the people didn't have the resource in their hands. And they simply used the old words. Not sure if this means anything more than they just simply forgot to pick up the worship aid. This is probably why I am looking forward to this coming weekend; want to see if people will have more intentionality about all of this.
Did you have periodic accouncements during the Mass in your parish this past weekend?
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.