Monday, August 24, 2009
The new Roman Missal changes
Here is a link to some of the changes to come in the new Roman Missal. It is a return to traditional responses, for which I am grateful. Anything which helps us to focus on our Lord rather than ourselves during Mass is a blessing. I'm using most of these responses already, but it'll probably take some time before the Sunday crowd get the hang of it. I'd sure like to see some changes made in instructions for the music ministry; a return to performing and preserving the old sacred hymns. Most young people haven't heard the majority of them so it would seem new to them. Also would like to have the choirs at the back of the church again. Our church has an unused choir loft; how beautiful it would be to have hymns that praise God soaring above us during Mass, instead of songs about us as God's people, in our face at the front of the church. Oh well, one thing at a time, I guess.