Implementation of New Roman Missal to Begin This Fall

HNP Communications Friar News

As Catholic churches prepare to use the new Roman Missal later this year, theUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops and six other publishers are producing the English-language edition and beginning to take orders for the new missal.

The Provincial Office distributed a message earlier this month to guardians from the Conference of Major Superiors of Men that listed the publishers.

They are:
· Catholic Book Publishing Corp.
· Liturgical Press 
· Liturgy Training Publications
· Magnificat
· Midwest Theological Forum
· USCCB Publishing
· World Library Publications

The Provincial Administration felt “this information from the CMSM would be helpful to the guardians, especially those who are not pastors and have not heard of this information through their diocese,” said Provincial VicarDominic Monti, OFM.

Dominic also noted that there will not be a complete Roman-Seraphic Missal published as there was in the late 1960s. The OFM Liturgical Committee is working on a Franciscan supplement to the Roman Missal, but this will not be published for several years.

Orders by the USCCB are being taken March 1. Delivery is expected in October.

The cost of the book is expected to range from $100 to over $500, depending on the edition; two options are available: a large altar edition and smaller chapel edition.

The new Roman Missal will be in use starting with the first Sunday in Advent, Nov. 27, 2011.