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Study Day on Revised Translation of Roman Missal Held for Diocesan Leaders

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Members of the Diocesan staff and parish leaders took part in a Study Day October 15 to learn about the approved revisions to the English version of the Roman Missal that will go into effect the first Sunday of Advent, 2011. During the past three months, a series of workshops has been conducted throughout the Diocese to familiarize priests in the Diocese of Raleigh with the forthcoming changes.

The laity will have an opportunity to learn about the changes, including the work leading up to the revisions in the prayers of the Mass, at the Diocesan Catholic Convocation Saturday, October 16. The Convocation will be held at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.

The Study Day for Diocesan and Parish leadership was conducted by Mr. Gerard Hall, Director of the Office of Worship. Sr. Doris Mary Turek, a School Sister of Notre Dame, was the guest speaker. Sr. Doris holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a juris doctor from the Beasley School of Law of Temple University. She will also present the Spanish-language keynote at the Convocation. The Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta, will present the English-language keynote.

Additional workshops will be presented in the coming months for faith formation directors, catechists, youth leaders, parish liturgical ministers and Catholic school educators. A list of the workshops is available on the Office of Worship web page. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Divine Worship is providing information on the revised Roman Missal on its web page. The NC Catholics will begin to publish a series to help the faithful prepare for the transition.

Above: Sr. Doris Mary Turek, SSND, discussing approved revisions to the English version of the Roman Missal during a Study Day for Diocesan and Parish Leadership held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary.