The 3rd Edition of the Roman Missal in English has been approved for use in the United States with mandatory use on the First Sunday of Advent, 2011 (November 26, 2011). On this date the present Sacramentary may no longer be used for the Celebration of the Eucharist.
This new edition of the Roman Missal may not be used before this implementation date.
In September, the Diocese of Orlando Office of Liturgy began a 15 month catechetical process to prepare for the implementation of the new text. The process will be two-fold:
1. Workshops for Clergy and Parish Directors of Liturgy, Music and Catechesis
2. Liturgy and website Catechesis for parishioners
This website has been prepared to help you prepare for the transition. Here you will find helpful resources for the faithful, for the clergy, and for parish and diocesan leaders, so that all of us will be ready to implement the new Missal next Advent (2011). During this time of preparation leading up to actual first Sunday of use of the new text, pastors are encouraged to make use of the wide variety of resources available to prepare parishioners not only for the reception of the new text, but to engage in reflection and study about the Mass and the Eucharist.