Copyright Policies

For a complete copy of ICEL's Publication Policies click here. Below is a summary of the booklet.

Approval of ICEL Texts
A conference of bishops must approve a text for liturgical use before it may be published or distributed within the diocese of its ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and this approval must be confirmed by the Apostolic See.

Permissions
Liturgical texts are made available to publishers without distinction, on a non-exclusive basis. All requests for permission should be directed to the ICEL Secretariat, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 710, Washington, D.C., 20036, U.S.A. Phone: 202-347-0800; Fax: 202-347-1839; permission@eliturgy.org

Royalties
Publications subject to royalties
Any publication produced for sale which contains ICEL translations is subject to a royalty or flat fee. Publications included are books, booklets, pamphlets, cards, diskettes, CD, and other electronic media used for liturgical celebrations or popular participation. Other publications containing ICEL texts but not for use during liturgical celebrations, such as textbooks, commentaries, religious education books and materials, private prayerbooks, recordings, etc. may be assessed a royalty or flat fee.

Publications not subject to royalties
No royalty is charged for reprinting ICEL translations in a publication for use at a specific Mass or celebration of an individual congregation or institution, for example: convention program booklets, jubilee Masses, ordinations, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, funerals, weddings, etc., provided that the following conditions are met:

a. the publication is not produced by a publishing firm;

b. the publication is not sold;

c. the appropriate copyright notice appears on the cover, inside cover, or title page;

d. the official editions of the texts are followed exactly.

How to Acknowledge ICEL Texts
The copyright acknowledgment should include: the name of the ICEL text, the copyright symbol, year of publication, ICEL's corporate title (may be abbreviated), and the phrase all rights reserved (see examples below). For a complete listing of copyrighted materials click here.

Entire Work
The English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Excerpts
Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Multiple texts
Excerpts from the English translation of Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation, (ICEL); excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL; the English translation of Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children 1975, ICEL. All rights reserved.