Publisher Readies New Missal Translation "Pew Card"

Magnificat Teams With US Bishops Conference

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YONKERS, New York, FEB. 7, 2011 ( The Magnificat publishing house is teaming with the U.S. bishops’ conference to supply «pew cards» with the new translation of the Roman Missal, which will begin to be used this Advent. 

Magnificat announced a wide range of publications in anticipation of the November implementation of this Third Edition of the Roman Missal. 

The pew cards will be sturdy and conveniently sized, and contain the complete revised Order of Mass. They are scheduled to be available already in the spring. 

«This Magnificat Pew Card will give parishioners a quick and easy way to learn the revised responses and to become acclimated to the new way of praying the Mass,» Pierre Marie Dumont, publisher of Magnificat, told ZENIT. 

The publishing house will also be releasing its own version of the missal (the Sacramentary) in a variety of sizes. 

«Our missals […] are meant to help priests rejoice at the coming of this new Roman Missal as well as contemplate and pray each part of it,» Dumont said. 

Reaching out 

Additionally, Magnificat is producing a catechetical resource: The Magnificat Roman Missal Companion. 

Set for a September release date, this booklet will lead people through each change in the Order of Mass, answer frequently asked questions, and offer an overall explanation emphasizing the spiritual renewal this transition will mean for the Church. 

The companion will feature an introduction by Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. 

«And we must not forget our children,» added Dumont, a father of 12. “We must never think they are too small to ‘live’ the Mass.»

«With Magnifikid and the support of the newly created Magnificat Foundation,» the publisher noted, «we will be able to provide, probably free of charge, a weekly missalette that will also help our children embrace the new changes in the Roman Missal.» 

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