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Some Liturgical Revisions May Begin in September

BELLEVUE, Wash. (CNS) – Instead of requiring that implementation of all parts of the new Roman Missal wait until the first Sunday of Advent, bishops who head dioceses can authorize the gradual introduction of the musical settings of the people’s parts of the Mass beginning in September.
Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, announced that decision June 16 at the USCCB spring general assembly near Seattle. The change was authorized by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York, USCCB president, and adopted by the committee to allow parish communities to learn the various parts of the new translations “in a timely fashion and an even pace,” Archbishop Aymond said.
It primarily affects the Gloria, the Holy, Holy, Holy and the memorial acclamations.

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