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Formation Sessions Scheduled for New English Version of Roman Missal

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The Vatican has given its “recognitio,” or statement of acceptance, of the proposed U.S. version of the new English edition of the Roman Missal. In the coming weeks, the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship will offer to USCCB President Cardinal Francis George its recommendation regarding the date of the implementation of the new translation. Once the final decision is made, Cardinal George will announce the date to the bishops. The anticipated date is Advent 2011.

Between now and the date of implementation, dioceses, working with the USCCB Office of Divine Worship, will provide formation workshops for Priests, Deacons, Diocesan and Parish Leadership, Diocesan and Parish Ministries and Laity. The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge has announced dates for the various workshops and study days for clergy and ministries. The 2010 Diocesan Convocation, to be held on October 16 at Cardinal Gibbons High School, will feature the Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta, who will give the keynote on the revision, providing insights into the process and explaining how it will shape liturgical prayer.

Additional information is contained in the document below.