New Roman Missal Information - Implemented on November 27, 2011
"And With Your Spirit"....
When the priest or deacon greets us with the phase, "The Lord be with you". Our new response "And with your spirit" is becoming quite automatic again with the help of our worship aids and those around us. It helps that we have this dialogue with the priest or deacon five times during a mass.
"Through my fault...."
The Confiteor is the prayer of confession that we sometimes pray at the beginning of mass. The lines in the middle of this prayer now read, "Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault". Remember that the guiding principle of the new missal is a closer adherence to the words in the official Latin text. In Latin, this prayer has always read, “Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.” Our English translation is now a more precise rendering of the original. Notice too, the directive to use the gesture of striking your chest with a fist over the heart as you say these words. This is an ancient and biblical gesture to show ones awareness of sin and sincerity of contrition. When we do this gesture, we are emphasizing that we are truly sorry from the heart.
View the text changes in the people's parts of the mass as posted on the USCCB website link