USA Missal Adaptations
The May 2002 Newsletter of the USCCB BCL has adaptations to the 2002 Roman Missal which are applicable to the United States.
Particularly important is the following for receiving communion:
The 2002 Roman Missal recommends "an appropriate gesture of reverence" without saying what this is. I am pleased that the US bishops chose a bow of the head, rather than a genuflection, as I wrote about in Ministers in Masses, n. 279.
Another helpful change on the vesture for lay ministers, with this adaptation in n. 339:
Its good that clarification has been made in this confusing area, which I wrote about in the Ministers in Masses - Vesture. By including "acolytes" but not "lectors" perhaps it does not change the requirement of the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass, n. 54:
For the Sign of Peace, an additional sentence helps clarify
some of the confusion I wrote about.
There are 17 adaptations in all, which hopefully will soon be available on the internet.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 5 June 2002. Updated 26 August 2002, 25 November 2002.