Kneeling at the Consecration

In addition to the revised English translation for the words of the Mass, to be implemented on the first Sunday of Advent, there are also some new instructions for how the faithful participate through their actions during the liturgy. Archbishop Smith has issued a letter to the faithful explaining some of the upcoming changes, including an instruction that the faithful should kneel at the Consecration – from the end of the Sanctus ("Holy, Holy, ...") – and stand when the priest announces "The Mystery of Faith." Although the official implementation date is November 27, the Archbishop has authorized the priests of the Archdiocese to begin implementing the new instructions in their parishes immediately.

Read the full text of the letter.