ICEL Report: 2001-2013
The English text of the Roman Missal provides a basis or
standard for translating the remaining Ritual and Pontifical texts of the Roman
Rite (see Liturgical Books). It is anticipated that ICEL will
issue all the texts of the Roman Rite in the coming years. The following have been provided to the
Conferences in Gray Book form:
The Roman Missal
- Order of Celebrating Matrimony, April 2013
- Order of Confirmation, April 2013
- Order of Dedication of a Church and an Altar, April 2014
- Exorcisms and Related Supplications, April 2014
- Liturgy of the Hours: Supplement, April 2014
- The Liturgy of the Hours: Texts for Advent and Christmas, December 2015
In April 2010 the Congregation for Divine
Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments announced that the recognitio for the ‘universal edition’ (the ICEL text) of the Roman Missal had been granted. The Conferences of Bishops were responsible
for incorporating their national propers, and authorizing publishers to print the new Missal in their territories.
Music for the Roman Missal
The music for the Missal is available here. It is important to note that the texts and music on this site require the authorization for use in a liturgical setting by the Bishops' Conference.
An Introduction to the music is available and explains the approach adopted in the chants.
Catechetical Resources for Roman Missal
ICEL commissioned a catechetical resource entitled
"Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ" to aid in the reception of
the Missal. This interactive DVD
explores the depth and richness of the text and music of the Roman Missal as
well as provides a general catechesis on the Mass. The resource centers on five essays
and uses video, texts, graphics, and music to help the user enrich their
understanding and deepen their appreciation of the Eucharist. It is for
individual or group use, private study or public catechesis.
Production and distribution of the resource is administered
by the individual Conferences and this information is available here. If you have any questions or difficulties in
obtaining copies, please contact the ICEL Secretariat.