I hope everyone’s enjoyed the first week of 2012. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution, I hope it’s managed to last at least the past seven days. I’m typically not one to make resolutions, but I am going to ask all of us to make one together.
This year, I ask every one of us to work on getting the new responses to Mass right. It’s clear that we’re trying to remember them, but there are still some parts where the assembly’s collective response is a mix of old and new, sounding something like “It is right and just to give you thanks and praise”, or “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you enter under my roof…”
It does take some effort to try and learn new words when we’ve used the old ones for decades, so we need to be proactive! Pick up a pew card on you way into the church, keep it on hand in case you need it, and let’s work on making sure we’re speaking with one voice once again in 2012.