Office of Worship

New Liturgical Text
The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) completed the work of a new translation of Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Outside of Mass.  The new English translation has been approved by the Dicastery of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  The new text may be used in the liturgy on September 14, 2024, the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, and Its use is mandatory on the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2024. Below are the links to the five publishers who will publish the new book.

https://catholicbookpublishing.com/products/rite-of-holy-communion-worship-of-eucharist-outside-mass-brown

https://litpress.org/Products/8921/Holy-Communion-and-Worship-of-the-Eucharistic-Mystery-outside-Mass

https://bookstore.magnificat.net/holy-communion-and-worship-of-the-eucharistic-mystery-outside-mass.html

https://www.theologicalforum.org/books/new-and-popular-titles/holy-communion-and-worship-of-the-eucharistic-mystery-outside-mass/

https://ltp.org/products/details/COMRE/holy-communion-and-worship-of-the-eucharistic-mystery-outside-mass-ritual-edition

The goal of the adaptations is to harmonize the book with existing customs for Eucharistic Adoration in this country, for example:

  • 92—a rubric has been added to officially permit the priest or deacon to wear a white cope for Exposition;
  • 93 and 97—the lyrics of the traditional hymns O salutaris Hostia and Tantum ergo Sacramentum, in Latin and English, have been inserted; other Eucharistic hymns may continue to be used;
  • 96—clarifying instructions have been added for praying the Liturgy of the Hours during Adoration, especially Morning and Evening Prayer;
  • 99—the text of the Divine Praises has been inserted for use during Benediction;
  • 100—in addition to saying an acclamation, the people may alternatively sing a hymn as the minister withdraws after Benediction.

June 29, 2024 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2024, falls on a Saturday this year.  Please note that Ritual Masses are not permitted on this day. For a wedding, the Mass propers of St. Peter and Paul are used with the Wedding Rite taking place after the homily. Funeral Masses are permitted. The Saturday Evening Anticipatory Mass is the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

All Souls Day 2024
All Souls Day, November 2, 2024, falls on a Saturday this year.  Please note that Ritual Masses are not permitted on this day. The Saturday Evening Anticipatory Mass is the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.