Manila holds seminar for clergy on New Missal translation

MANILA, Jan. 16, 2012—The Archdiocese of Manila held a seminar for the clergy on the New English Translation of the Roman Missal last January 12 at the San Carlos Seminary in Makati City.

The seminar was the first in a series aimed at catechizing the faithful on the changes made before the full implementation of the Missal on First Sunday of Advent this year.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has set a year-long catechesis for the new translation before it is implemented on the first Sunday of Advent.

In a communiqué sent to the Manila clergy, Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle said the period of preparation is a chance to “re-catechize our people on the liturgical life of the Church, our culmen et fons, for priests and the lay faithful alike.”

Seminar speakers include Fr. Genaro Diwa who discussed the Process of Translation and Catechesis on the New English Translation; Fr. Carmelo Arada, Jr. on The Art of Presiding and Fr. Godwin Tatlonghari on the Sample Catechetical Modules.

Other clergy groups who will be given seminars are the Makati (district) clergy, January 19; Guest priests, January 26; and Religious priests, February 4.

Seminars are also scheduled for worship coordinators, education ministry coordinators and parish masters of ceremonies on January 21, 2012 (Manila district) at the San Carlos Seminary Auditorium and January 28, 2012 (Makati district) at the Lay Formation Chapel in Guadalupe, Makati City. (CBCPNews)