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Revised Roman Missal

Starting the first Sunday of Advent, we will be using the revised Roman Missal. Many publishers and websites have developed fantastic resources to aid in catechizing the community (and adolescents) on the revisions. Here is just a sampling of some of the resources on the web.

USCCB.org – Contains explanations, videos, and catechetical resources

Rev. Msgr. James Moroney, Executive Director of the Vox Clara Committee – Explanations,
interviews, and videos

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions – Study papers, resources for parishes,
workshop materials

National Society for Volunteer Catechists – Explanations

Archdiocese of Cincinnati – Parish bulletin inserts

Archdiocese of Washington – resources for catechists, eLearning sessions, on-line sign language interpreter training

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy – Web catechesis

Catholic Update Guide to Changes in the Mass – Resources, DVDs

CatholicYouthMinistry.com – from LifeTeen—Videos, resources, links to blogs, free Life Night session

Liturgical Training Publications – Resources, books, and parish materials

Loyola Press – Webinar, community resources, articles

Our Sunday Visitor   – Blog, Explanations, Resources

Sadlier – Series of articles (click “archive” to read the whole series).

Thoughts on catechesis on the changes in the liturgy:

  • There is nothing better than a well-informed catechist! Share these resources with your team. Discuss the changes.
  • The Archdiocese of Washington’s flow for its eLearning sessions is a great model for developing a sessions with your young people.
    • Understanding the liturgical reform of Vatican II
    • General principles of liturgy
    • History of the Roman Missal
    • How we translate
    • Understanding the new translation
  • Pray the changes together. For example, take one of the revised acclamations and incorporate it into a prayer service.
  • Finally, DO NOT WAIT until November to start! And don’t stop after Advent. Dr. Catherine Dooley talks about three modes of liturgical catechesis: catechesis in preparation for the liturgy, catechesis that occurs through participation in the liturgy, and continual catechesis that reflects upon the litugical experience. See these changes as an opportunity to walk with your young people through beautiful mystery that is the Mass.

*DISCLAIMER: These links are provided as a convenience and do not imply an endorsement by PAC or its members of  sites or their products and services.