The Praying the Mass SeriesA Guide to the New English Translation of the Mass, by Jeffrey Pinyan
This is the official web site for my Praying the Mass series on the new English translation of the Mass. The first volume is The Prayers of the People. The second volume is The Prayers of the Priest, in print as of February 23, 2011. The third volume, due out in late 2011, is The Eucharistic Prayers.
A free preview chapter (on the Liturgy of the Word) from The Prayers of the People and The Prayers of the Priest is available here.
The new English translation of the Roman Missal (which will be in use in the United States starting Advent of 2011) is a cause for great joy among English-speaking Catholics, but it can also be a source of confusion if the changes it introduces are not adequately explained. Praying the Mass provides a mystagogical catechesis on the new Mass translation which reveals the Scriptural origins of the Mass, explains the words we say and hear, and draws you more deeply into “the greatest prayer that can be prayed,” the Mass.