Monday 18 December 2017

John McAreavey: Even minor changes require care and sensitivity

John McAreavey

I want to begin by alerting Catholic people that there will be some changes in the text of the Mass. In Ireland and across the English-speaking world, these will be introduced in the autumn.

The most obvious change will be the response to the priest's greeting, "The Lord be with you". Instead of saying "And also with you", the congregation will say: "And with your spirit".

There will be some other changes in the Confiteor ("I confess"), the Gloria ("Glory be to God") and the Creed.

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