As announced in the March edition of Liturgy Update, the first Spanish-language Roman Missal approved specifically for use in the United States will begin to be published in May of this year. The base text of the Misal Romano, Tercera Edición is taken from the Misal Romano from Mexico. Included as well are the proper texts and adaptations for the (arch)dioceses of the United States. The mandatory implementation date for the US Misal Romano will be the First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018. However, this book may begin to be used as of Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018.
In anticipation of the Misal’s publication, the Liturgy Office and the Office of Hispanic Ministry will be co-hosting a series of bilingual workshops for both clergy and musicians on the new Misal Romano at Fordham University on Tuesday, June 12. These workshops will be led by representatives from the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). The sessions will examine the ritual text and also introduce samples of the 180 chants which have been added to the US edition of the Misal Romano. In addition, bilingual resources will equip clergy, lay leaders, and musicians to provide formation to parishioners. ICS will also be present to assist attendees in ordering the new Misal Romano at a substantial discount.
The workshop for clergy and lay leaders will be held from 1:00-4:00 pm, and a workshop for musicians will take place from 6:30-9:30 pm. The fee for each workshop is $35. Registration may be found online at either nyliturgy.org/workshops or www.fdlc.org/misalworkshops.