The new missal will be available on or after October 1, 2011. This is a date set by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to give all Catholic publishers time to update their missals and prayer books. The first time we will use the new mass translations will be on the first Sunday of Advent November 27, 2011. This day corresponds with the first day of the Liturgical calendar, so it’s a good time to begin using the new translation. The USCCB has more information on the new missal. In addition to several books and DVDs to assist you in learning the new prayers and responses for mass, we will list the new missals available for pre-order on our web site.