Praying the Mass
Author/Artist: Fr. Allen Morris
For nearly twenty years now our bishops have overseen the work of preparing a new translation of the texts of the Mass, which more accurately and fittingly renders the Latin original into English. This booklet presents those texts in the Mass which the lay faithful will sing or say. In time these new texts too will find their way into our hearts, and hopefully also be the occasion for promoting a deeper love and understanding of the treasure that is the Mass.
Edited by Fr Allen Morris
"The introduction of the new translation of the Mass is a precious opportunity to look again at how the Church prays the Mass. Mass texts are verbal expressions of our ancient tradition of prayer. The new translation alerts us to how many of the prayers of the Mass come to us from Sacred Scripture and the great teachers of the Faith in early centuries. It will help us to better appreciate this volume of the people's prayer and responses. It makes the new texts and missal chants available in a clear and easy to read format, together with helpful commentary."
Archbishop of Westminster