(Original post by Arcane Barn Elk)
I love the whole 'smells and bells' thing! I have never experienced a Latin mass, but would love to. My favourite Church is St Aloysius in Oxford which I understand has a Latin Mass - although I never made one as I was only there for a week!
I am interested to hear more about the new missal, so thank you Yawn!
For you, and our other Catholic friends, I am providing a link to a video series which explains very well, the rationale for the changes in the new Roman Missal. It is an abbreviated course of that which my parish studied during the seminars I have already referred to:
Additionally, to complement the link I refer you to www.USCCB.org/romanmissal
where you will find all the textual changes in the Mass, both the priest's and the congregation's responses.
I hope this helps all of you and leads you to the reasoning rather than reading distortions in the media which might lead to misunderstandings.
I've had a look at the second link I provided not knowing that it doesn't take one directly to the changes in the parts of the people in the Order of Mass in the new Roman Missal (3rd edition) A copy of the changes was handed to those attending the instructional seminars and I used the url for your purposes. I can't find that which I am seeking to show you so instead, I suggest that most parishes will have copies in the back of the church of a new booklet which is entitled 'Understanding the Revised Mass Texts' published by the Liturgy Training publications. It cost me £1.95. I don't know if you'll bother buying it but I would entice you to do so by saying that the text of the Gloria has changed so much that composers have written new and revised existing musical settings for it! If anyone wants to know how it goes, I'll type it out by hand on the response to the request. For those who know the original Latin Mass...rather than the Novus Ordo, you will immediately recognise it as the original English translation from that Latin when the vernacular language was first introduced into the Catholic world.