New Missal Resources: World Library Publications

Editor’s note: This post is the second in a series about publishers’ resources to assist with implementation of the new missal. Today, Jennifer Odegard from World Library Publications (WLP) discusses what WLP has in preparation.

WLP has published 3 editions of a new Order of Mass booklet: two paperback versions, one with a simple cross on the cover and one with more “contemporary”-styled cover art, plus a deluxe version with a foil-stamped leatherette cover. The complete, newly translated Order of Mass is included in each, as well as two musical settings (the revised Mass of Redemption by Steven R. Janco and the ICEL chants). In each edition, bold type indicates the major text changes, notably in the people’s parts.

Father Paul Turner has authored Pastoral Companion to the Roman Missal, which walks through the newly translated Entrance and Communion Songs, Collects, Prayers over the Gifts, and Postcommunion Prayers for Sundays and Solemnities. Included are helpful pastoral suggestions and historical background , as well as new introductions and conclusions to the Prayer of the Faithful for each Sunday and Solemnity written in new Missal “style.”

Prepare & Pray: Eucharistic Prayers I, II, II, IV is an audio CD and accompanying printed booklet of the texts of the newly translated Eucharistic prayers, recited by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain.

Leading Through Change: Your Parish and the Revised Roman Missal by Kathleen Felong provides clear and pastoral ways to help your parish prepare, accept, embrace, pray, and sing the new translation of the Mass.

WLP’s periodical worship resources (Seasonal Missalette, Word & Song, We Celebrate, ¡Celebremos! Let Us Celebrate!, Liturgy of the Word) will all include the newly translated texts beginning with the November 27, 2011 issues.

WLP has published many new and revised Mass settings, and several more are in the works. For the most up-to-date information including sample pages and sound clips, visit or call 1-800-566-6150 to request a copy of “The Green Book” enhanced catalog.

WLP is will offer two editions of The Roman Missal, Third Edition, ritual book, ready for preorder now.  The Deluxe Edition is case bound in deep red, durable genuine leather with two-color foil stamped artwork and gilded page edges. The Value Edition is case bound in quality bonded leather with a simpler cover treatment.  Both editions include exquisite, full-color interior artwork from the Vatican Apostolic Library and large, legible type for ease of praying and proclaiming the texts. World Library Publications’ award-winning music engravers have set all the chants in the Missal in a clean, easy-to-chant style that respects the sense of the text and helps celebrants to sing them more effortlessly and effectively. Books will be available for shipment October 1, 2011.

The bilingual (English/Spanish) Bulletin Building Blocks 2010-2011 provides a weekly article for bulletins, parish newsletters, and Web sites, called “Feast of Faith” which touches on key elements of the liturgy, in light of the new translation.

Believe, Celebrate, Live the Eucharist: A Program for Study and Reflection doesn’t address the new translation per se, but is rather a program to help an entire parish (or small groups therein) better understand what and how we pray at Mass each Sunday – and why it matters.  This Book & CD-ROM resource is a complete program with materials for a variety of uses (introductory scripts which may be presented at an appropriate time during Mass or at the beginning of a formational meeting, reproducible bulletin inserts/handouts, reproducible table tents, expanded study materials that may be posted online, a bibliography of materials for further study). All parish reprint permissions are included in the price of the program.

Finally, as Pray Tell readers know well, there is Dr. Jerry Galipeau’s blog Gotta Sing, Gotta Pray, Jerry addresses the topic of the new translation and its implementation at least twice weekly, particularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


3 responses to “New Missal Resources: World Library Publications”

  1. Paul Inwood Avatar
    Paul Inwood


    I assume Archbishop Sartain re-recorded the Eucharistic Prayers after the texts were modified last year?

  2. Jennifer Odegard Avatar


    Yes, the Eucharistic Prayers were re-recorded by Archbishop Sartain after the texts were modified. Anyone who purchased the first version was recently sent a replacement/corrected copy of the CD and booklet, and any new orders will automatically get the updated edition.

  3. Deandre Avatar

    Cool! That’s a clever way of lkooing at it!

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