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This Sunday the Catholic Church introduces the 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal.

Basically some of the words of the mass will be changing so they are closer to the Latin text used by the Church for 450 years before Vatican II.

In the video below, produced by Life Teen, you will get a fast paced introduction to the the Roman Missal, its history and some idea of the process involved in coming up with this new edition all in under 9 minutes.

As you listen please take particular note to the references to scripture. When non-Catholic friends of mine attend mass, especially if they are well versed in the bible, they will often comment on how scriptural the mass is and how easy they found it to follow. Catholic sometimes are unaware of the importance of Scripture in the text of the mass.

Listen and please pay close attention to the explanation of why the “We are not worthy” prayer is changing- it makes perfect sense especially if we understand the story in Matthew’s gospel Chapter 8 on which the prayer is based.

The Healing of a Centurion’s Servant. (Matthew 8:5-8)

When he entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him,,s aying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”

He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”

The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.”

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