When asked about whether the introduction of the newly translated Missal would result in more sung Masses, His Lordship was optimistic. The newly translated Missal with its excellent offering of chants and vastly improved layout is unquestionably a necessary step in the process of moving towards more sung Masses.
His Lordship also alludes to paragraph 8 of Sacrosanctum Concilium when he states that the celebration of Holy Mass should be a foretaste of heaven.
Finally, the bishop states his desire that parishes in the diocese of Leeds introduce the Missal chants of the Ordinary during the period of September to November this year.
|Bishop Arthur Roche, prelate of the diocese of Leeds|