The New Missal: How is it going for you, our members?
I wonder would any of our members be willing to share with us how you are faring with the New Missal. Are you using the full Missal yet, and if so how are you finding it? Any feel yet as to how you parishioners or congregations are reacting to it.
I am a travelling missionary, and so far the parishes I have been in have not made any great effort to implement the new texts, so the old ones are still in possession.
But I have met three different people in the past week whose story worried me. All of them are in their late sixties, and regular, even daily, Mass-goers. But they are finding the new texts very difficult, to the point of not being happy at Mass any more. Each of them in their own way described a battle going on inside them when they are at Mass, frustration and anger with what was happening, that was coming between them and their participation. I felt very sad for them.
It would be good if some of our members would write in and tell us how you are getting on.