17 November 2012

Mass for the New Evangelization

As you know, we are presently in the midst of the Year of Faith, proclaimed by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI "to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope" (Porta Fidei, 9).  (If you haven't yet read Porta Fidei, hop to it!)

Prior to the beginning of this Year of Faith - on 18 June 2012 - the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments approved the Mass for the New Evangelization (I missed it, too), which is not found in the current edition of the Roman Missal.

Last month, the same Congregation released the Latin and the vernacular translations of the prayers and the readings from the Sacred Scriptures so that this Mass may be celebrated through the Year of Faith.

My brother priests, let's make good and frequent use of this Mass for the New Evangelization that the efforts of this Year of Faith will bear great fruit!

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