What is ICEL?

The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) is a mixed commission of Catholic Bishops' Conferences in countries where English is used in the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy according to the Roman Rite. The purpose of the Commission is to prepare English translations of each of the Latin liturgical books and any individual liturgical texts in accord with the directives of the Holy See.

Eleven Conferences of Bishops are currently full members of ICEL. They are:
Australia
Canada
England and Wales
India
Ireland
New Zealand
Pakistan
The Philippines
Scotland
Southern African
The United States of America

Each of these Conferences elects one bishop to represent it on ICEL. The member-bishops are at present:
The Most Revd Denis Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia
The Most Revd Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint-Boniface, Canada
The Most Revd George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, Wales
The Most Revd Dominic Jala, S.D.B., Archbishop of Shillong, India
The Most Revd Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway, Ireland
The Most Revd Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand
The Most Revd Andrew Francis, Bishop of Multan, Pakistan
The Most Revd Julius Tonel, Bishop of Ipil, the Philippines
The Most Revd Hugh Gilbert, Bishop of Aberdeen, Scotland
The Most Revd Valentine Seane, Bishop of Gaborone, Botswana
The Most Revd Arthur Serratelli, Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.A

Other Conferences of Bishops in whose countries English is used in the Liturgy may, on request, be admitted to associate participation in ICEL. At present these are:
The Antilles
Bangladesh
CEPAC (Pacific Islands)
Gambia - Liberia - Sierra Leone
Ghana
Kenya
Malaysia - Singapore
Malawi
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

The Bishops of ICEL are assisted in their work by the professional staff of ICEL