That’s the question a woman asked me after Mass last night, as we introduced the altered musical settings for the new edition of the Roman Missal. A friend who was with her echoed the sentiment. She was baffled. “Are they going to change back?,” she asked.
This, after months of bulletin announcements and articles about the coming changes — and multiple write-ups in the diocesan newspaper and in a variety of Catholic media that have been anticipating this moment. How many others, I wondered, are clueless about what’s coming?
UPDATE: A commenter asked if the new music was available online. Here’s the setting for the Gloria (and other bits of music) that we are starting to use, courtesy Marty Haugen:
A song popped into my head: “Still don’t know what I was waiting for…” Take it away, David Bowie.