Catholics prepare for new Missal on Sunday

Catholics prepare for new Missal on Sunday

November 25th, 2011 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

Change is coming to local Catholic parishes this weekend, when a new English translation of the Latin Missal debuts for the first Sunday in Advent.

The new translation, commissioned by the late Paul John Paul II in 2000, replaces the version Catholics in the United States have been using since the 1970s.

The new version is more formal and of a word-for-word translation than the current Missal.

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