It’s anybody’s guess when the new English missal will be approved. My crystal ball is at the shop for a checkup so I can’t make any predictions today. But it could take a bit longer than we thought. Did you know that Vox Clara, the committee advising the Vatican worship congregation, in fact IS meeting in April? It had been thought that they were done this past January. People at the congregation are making no promises about an April approval and are emphasizing just how extensive and time-consuming their work of examination is. People at the USCCB liturgy office have long said that something like August is more likely – Msgr. Sherman jokes that important mail from Rome usually seems to come during his August vacation. Sometimes Rome moves more quickly than expected – it’s reported that that happened once under Pius X and (this is now hearsay) twice in the 18th century. Other times, Rome moves more slowly than expected. We shall see.