Roman Missal, Third Edition

Roman Missal Third Edition

New Words: Deeper Meaning, the Same Mass

Welcome to the Diocese of Pueblo’s information page on the third edition of the Roman Missal (formerly, Sacramentary). 


On August 20, 2010, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that the English translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal had been approved by the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The first use of the new text will be the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.

Sung Parts

At their June 2011 meeting, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Bishops Committee on Divine Worship made the decision to allow gradual incorporation of the new sung parts of the mass, with the permission of the Diocesan Bishop, beginning in September. Much concern has arisen about the singing of the Gloria with little to no liturgical use prior to Christmas. The Bishops hope to alleviate this issue by allowing liturgical use of particularly the Gloria, Holy and Memorial Acclamations early.  


For more information, please contact the Office of Worship at (719) 544-9861 ext. 115.