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I must admit that I came to know of the New Roman Missal change very, very late. Unlike other parishes which held programs for parishioners to better understand the new translation, my parish wasn't as active. To be very honest, I was sceptical if the "change" was necessary initially. I figured it would cause confusion and questions. I mean... I've known the current "version" of the Mass, all my life! Then I realised that Catholics (in general) don't question and few would analyse into what impact the new translation would really bring. But all these "doubts" slowly dissolved as I came to better realise the meaning and words from original Latin. And as I am still learning, it has opened more depth into my participation in Mass. I am indeed starting to realise that I am living in a very exciting time of church history.
"We have an unprecedented opportunity that doesn’t come around often to have a really big, widespread conversation about the Liturgy. To really bring everybody in the parish to the same place and the same page." - Fr. Richard Hilgartner

Mark Hart helps high school teens understand HOW and WHY the words of the Mass are changing. Mark compares the "dynamic equivalent" and the "formal equivalent" of how we translate words from Latin to English, and then explains the elaborate process used to create the new Roman Missal. Finally, Mark challenges teenagers to rediscover the meaning behind the words we pray at Mass each week.

Helping Our Catholic Teens Understand Liturgical Change - Fr. Richard Hilgartner from Life Teen on Vimeo.
Fr. Richard Hilgartner, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), shares some of the changes behind the new translation of the Roman Missal. He particularly talks about the challenges and opportunities about sharing these changes in the context of youth ministry. Video is taken from the 2010 Life Teen Liturgy and Music Conference.

The transcript of the talk can be found here.

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