Thursday, November 17, 2011
GEN. NEWS: Roman Missal changes
Deacon Patrick Hirtz of St. Meinrad, left, stood beside Father Bill Wargel of Birdseye as Wargel led the congregation in prayer Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Significant changes have been made to the Mass in Roman Catholic churches around the world to the Roman Missal, the book of texts and prayers used in the Mass. The changes are intended to be closer to the liturgical Latin that was used for centuries than the current version. American Catholics will first hear the new missal on Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent, and start of the liturgical year and the season leading up to Christmas.