Latin-English Propers for the Ordinary Form of Mass

(a la Father Z's "What Does the Prayer Really Say?")

The Knoxville Latin Mass Community is devoted primarily to support of the Traditional Latin Mass. But in his July 7, 2007 apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum that took full effect on September 14, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI established the Novus Ordo Mass and the TLM to be two approved forms of the one Roman rite of the Catholic Church — its ordinary and extraordinary forms, respectively — and urged that they co-exist in harmony and mutual support. Accordingly, members of our community also support and encourage ordinary form in Latin.

It appears that faithful and authentic English translations of the 2002 Missale Romanum (ordinary form) propers — the opening prayer, the prayer over the gifts, the prayer after communion — will not appear in Catholic pews until late 2011. In the meantime, Fr. John T. Zuhlsdorf has for some years offered literal ("slavishly accurate") translations of these prayers in his WDTPRS columns that are published in The Wanderer and are archived at wdtprs.com. We provide here "weekly prayer cards" that list in parallel columns the (Novus Ordo) Latin originals and Fr. Zuhlsdorf's literal English translations of the Collect ("Opening Prayer"), Super oblata ("Prayer Over The Gifts"), and Post communionem ("Prayer After Communion") for each indicated Sunday. At Mass or otherwise, you can use these to pray the authentic propers privately, choosing either Latin or accurate English translation.

 

1st Sunday of Advent

5th Sunday of Lent

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday of Advent

Palm Sunday

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

3nd Sunday of Advent

Easter Sunday

Transfiguration of the Lord

4nd Sunday of Advent

The Exsultet

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Christmas

2nd Sunday of Easter

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Holy Family

3rd Sunday of Easter

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Epiphany

4th Sunday of Easter

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Baptism of the Lord

5th Sunday of Easter

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

6th Sunday of Easter

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ascension Thursday/Sunday

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7th Sunday of Easter

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Pentecost Sunday

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Trinity Sunday

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Corpus Christi Sunday

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Sunday of Lent

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday of Lent

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd Sunday of Lent

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare)

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

34th Sunday - Christ the King

 

You can left-click to view each prayer card (PDF format) online, or (preferably) right-click to save the file on your own hard drive for later printing. Then you can trim the printed page to size and fold it — for handy insertion in place in the Magnificat missalette or hand missal that you take to Mass — to remind you at the proper time what the prayer really says.

 

If — as many of us in the Knoxville Latin Mass community do — you attend a daily Mass in the ordinary form, you can use each Sunday's propers throughout the following week. What better way to make your own what each Sunday's Mass prayers really say, than by praying each set of three propers for a full week?

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