The New Roman Missal

New Words: A Deeper Meaning, But the Same Mass

The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved and will be used on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. As we at St. Matthew’s prepare to welcome the Roman Missal, we hope this will be a time of deepening, nurturing, and celebrating our faith through the renewal of our worship and the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy.

The Office of Worship of the Archdiocese of Washington has sponsored a series of seminars to help prepare parishes and ministers for the changes. This seminar is now available as the "New Roman Missal e-Learning Workshop."