Download our diocesan liturgy newsletter for September 2011, ahead of the introduction of the new Missal and the international Eucharistic congress. Details of the Congress bell timetable now available.



Congress Missal News september 2011
Congress Bell Timetable

The Congress Bell

The Eucharistic Congress Bell is a key symbol of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. The Bell will reflect the invitation to faith, to prayer, to reconciliation and to mission in which has always been important in our Christian tradition and is no less so today. The pilgrimage of the bell throughout the Dioceses of Ireland will be a vehicle to:

  • Invite people to deepen their communion with Christ and with one another.
  • Promote the pastoral aims of the Congress
  • Animate the people of your Diocese to become involved with the Eucharistic Congress both locally and nationally.
  • Invite people to come to the Congress in June 10-17, 2012

New translation of the Roman Missal

The Roman Missal is the book that contains all the prayers for our celebration of the Eucharist. We have used our present English language edition of the Roman Missal since 1975. This text was a translation from the Latin edition of that time which is the ‘original’ edition on which all translations are based. A new English translation is being introduced this year. The new translation is intended to bring the English version closer to the Latin text – which means the language of the prayers will be somewhat elevated compared to what we have now. It also seeks to strengthen the scriptural imagery within the prayers.

The new translation is being introduced in two phases to avoid too much change happening at once. From 11th September we will begin to use the new people’s parts of the Mass (see below). We will have special cards for the Congregation in all the churches with the new responses. From the First Sunday of Advent (27 Nov.), the new Missal will be used by the priest for everything from then on.

The Order of Mass is given here for study purposes.

Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.


New Order of Mass – study text

New Mass responses – download leaflet