By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
(CNN)–Big changes are coming to the Catholic Mass on Thanksgiving weekend as the church enters the liturgical season of advent.
The changes are to English translations of the original Latin of the Roman Missal, which guides Catholic worship services.
Congregants used to reciting the Mass from memory will have to utilize pew cards with updates to the Mass.
In this week's installment of Faces of Faith, CNN's Athena Jones explores what the changes will mean for Catholic congregants and clergy.
You can read more about the changes coming to the Mass and the potential confusion those changes might bring from CNN's Belief Blog here as well.
Over at Time Magazine Elizabeth Dias gives a breakdown of the changes as well and points out, "If anything, it'll be a new way to tell who hasn't been to church in a while."
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It is the literal translation of the new prayer that gets to me the most. Is it a complete prayer?? In effect, are we being asked to A) Enter homes to pray and help heal where we Christians are invited after asking for permission? Or, B) Not to permit? Or C) That we simply shouldn't enter other people's homes at all, or, D) That the Lord should really stay away from our homes, because we aren't worthy anyway? The original prayer included forgiveness but this one makes no mention of it. Perhaps personal safety is an issue, but that never bothered the original Apostles. Yes, I believe we really do need invite Jesus Christ back into our lives at His Second Coming, after all!
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