Diocesan Liturgical Commission
The Diocesan Liturgical Commission met on Wednesday, August 31st for a Study Day on the revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM).
We are aware that the implementation will present some challenges. Bishop Dunn is calling us to follow a particular timeline for implementation of any changes associated with this revised GIRM. Before any particular item is implemented, each parish is asked to provide education on this item for parishioners. In order to provide the best service for our people, each parish is asked to follow this timeline and program for education and implementation.
You can expect to have educational material (including bulletin inserts and Talking Points for explanation) within the next few weeks. As of September 25th, the bishops of Canada will have the authorization to begin to introduce in their diocese the liturgical modifications required by the General Instruction as well as the sung responses for the new liturgical texts in the Missal.
To facilitate some consistency in the diocese, each parish is asked to follow the dates announced for specific changes and to implement changes only after the education has taken place at the parish level.
Some of the topics to be covered will be:
Preparation of the Gifts
ORDERING THE ROMAN MISSAL
Cost: Full Size edition - $250.
Chapel Edition - $125.
(+ shipping + $3.00 cover charge on all orders)
There is no diocesan discount on the purchasing of the Missal because the CCCB has produced the book at a minimal cost. Therefore, parishes are encouraged to order the text directly from CCCB and have it delivered directly to your parish address.
On the web site: CCCB.ca you can download two liturgies which you are invited to use in your parishes:
1) De-commissioning the Sacramentary – Nov. 20th
2) Blessing the Revised Roman Missal and the Advent Wreath – Nov. 27th
ORDERING Celebrate in Song
There is a discount for ordering in bulk copies of Celebrate in Song, so by ordering through the bookstore, your orders may be combined to be more cost effective.
ORDERING Pew Cards
In the last monthly diocesan mail you received an order form for Pew Cards from Novalis. It would be to your advantage to order through the bookstore.
1 pack 0f 50 - $16.00
4 to 10 packs of 50 - $14.00
10 or more packs of 50 - $12.00
Sunday Missal - $6.00
Sunday Missal for Young Catholics - $9.95
Please make sure you request the Canadian edition of the Missal.
Office of Worship