Posted: Oct 31, 2011 10:28 PM by Shawn Kline
Updated: Oct 31, 2011 10:38 PM
The Catholic Diocese is not only preparing for All Saints Day but November will usher in a new translation in church text.
Monsignor Keith DeRouen says November is going to be very important to the Catholic Church. Starting November 27th, catholics will need to get used to a new Roman Missal.
"For forty something years, the people have gotten the jist of what these Latin prayers are about." Monsignor DeRouen says, "now let's be a little more faithful to the Latin words themselves."
The Missal has been in the works for the past nine years and is the first new translation of the text since 1975.
Monsignor DeRouen says what's being called the 'Third Edition' will bring a new, more literal meaning to the text.
"In Latin the priest says, 'dominus vobiscum' which means 'the Lord be with you.'" Msgr. DeRouen says, "it was allowed to translate, 'et cum spiritu tuo' which is 'also with you.'"
Now, the new rules will translate the words literally.
"'Et cum spiritu duo' is 'and with your spirit,'" Msgr. DeRouen said.
The Catholic Diocese hopes this move to a more Latin-based text will add more meaning to the words. The change will happen just in time for the advent season.