San Francisco archdiocese launches Year of Renewal in advance of implementation
As the Church in the United States counts down to the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal, Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco has declared a Year of Renewal in Worship and Prayer.
In a column in Catholic San Francisco, Patrick Vallez-Kelly, archdiocesan director of the Office of Worship, explained how Catholics can prayerfully prepare for the upcoming changes.
"Just within the past week the Church has seen the liturgical season of Christmas come to a close, yet the rich and powerful mystery of God becoming human in the person of Jesus Christ remains. We will do well to be mindful of the mystery of the Incarnation, especially as we make our way through this year’s administrative and catechetical process that, at times, may seem all-too-filled with human limitations. Through it all we should look for God’s hand in the work and remember our own Christian potential to help bring about the renewal that we all desire."