Frequently Asked Questions

What’s this I hear about a new Missal?
It’s not a new Missal, but a new translation of the Missal we have now.

Why do we need a new translation?
Because the first one was done in a bit of a hurry, and some corners were cut. Looking back, we can now see that we need to stick more closely to the Latin original text than we have done so far.

Does that mean that our present Mass has been wrong?
No, not at all. It’s a bit like giving your car a good service. The Church now wants us to change the oil and fine-tune the performance. We’re not buying a new car. The Mass will sound different, but it will still be the same Mass.

Will I need to change anything I do?
Probably not a great deal. However, the new Missal gives us an opportunity to look at everything we do, and how we do it.

So what else do I need to know?
There will be opportunities to explore the new texts and also the way we celebrate. We’d love you to be part of this.