Examples of changes in the Roman Catholic Mass

Posted Nov. 27, 2011, at 10:35 a.m.

Greeting

1973 translation

Priest: “The Lord be with you.

People: “And also with you.’’

New translation

Priest: “The Lord be with you.

People: “And with your spirit.’’

Penitential Act

1973 translation

“I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord, our God.’’

New translation

“I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brother and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.’’

Invitation to Communion

1973 translation

Priest: “This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper.’’

All: “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.’’

New translation

Priest: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.’’

SOURCE: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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