New Mass Translation

posted May 18, 2011, 1:41 PM by Joseph Schmidt   [ updated May 18, 2011, 1:48 PM ]

By now you probably are aware that the new translation of the Mass will be implemented in every parish across the United States beginning with the First Sunday of Advent (November 27, 2011). 

Jason Lewis and the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Steubenville is working to prepare the people of the diocese for this major transition.  Their efforts to make this transition as smooth as possible include two special workshops for parish leaders and catechists - one being offered in Marietta and the other being offered in St. Clairsville.

Who should attend these workshops? 

The people encouraged to attend one of the workshop include those who...
  • plan/coordinate liturgies.
  • train liturgical ministers.
  • lead music for liturgies (musicians and cantors).
  • facilitate the RCIA process.
  • teach religion in Catholic schools.
  • teach parish school of religion classes.
  • lead youth group.

What will be covered at the workshops?

These workshops will offer a thorough explanation of what the changes to the liturgy are and why they are taking place.  They will also offer practical information for how to implement the changes in our parishes, including breakout sessions for catechists and musicians.

What are the times and locations of the workshops?

The workshops will take place on Saturday, June 4 at St. Mary Church in Marietta and Saturday, June 18 at St. Mary Church in St. Clairsville.  Both workshops will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (with Mass being offered before each workshop at 8:00 am).

How do I register?

The registration form is attached below.  Please respond quickly The Office of Worship needs time to assemble the materials for participants at the workshops.

Where can I find out more information?

To learn more, contact Jason Lewis, Director of the Office of Worship (740-282-3631 or or visit the website of the Office of Worship (

There is also a great deal of information available on the special website created by the USCCB:

Joseph Schmidt,
May 18, 2011, 1:46 PM
Joseph Schmidt,
May 18, 2011, 1:46 PM
Joseph Schmidt,
May 18, 2011, 1:46 PM