Unfortunately, we don’t know when we are going to get the new Missal in England and Wales.
I emailed our bishops’ conference mentioning that the US will start using the new Missal on the First Sunday in Advent November 2011.
The reply I received states that the US has received the full texts so they can have a publication date. It goes on to say that the English and Welsh bishops want to publish on the same date as the Scottish and Australian hierarchies. Apparently, England and Wales, Scotland, and Australia haven’t received the full texts yet. I cannot quite understand that.
I think I might get back to them and ask why we haven’t got the full texts if the US have them. Although I probably won’t get a quick response as they did say they were busy arranging the Pope’s visit. In fact their website is down at the moment, saying they’ve exceeded their bandwidth.
So it looks like we’ll be waiting a while longer before we get the new Missal:sad_yes: