The Permanent Committee of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has announced:
Parishes, communities and schools can begin singing (not saying) the new texts for the parts of the Ordinary of the Mass from January 1, 2011. This means that the revised English chants prepared by ICEL (International Commission on English in the Liturgy) can be used from the beginning of next year, as also can other musical settings of the new texts.
Aside from endorsing the use of the chant setting as contained in the Missal, the following are recommended for use from January 2011: Mass of St Francis by Paul Taylor; Mass of Our Lady, Help of Christians by Richard Connolly; Missa Magis by Christopher Willcock; Mass of Christ the Redeemer by Bernard Kirkpatrick; and Mass of Glory and Praise by Paul Mason.
Priests’ invitations and people’s responses for the spoken Ordinary of the Mass are to be made available on a card and be introduced either in full or gradually from June 14 (Pentecost) and will be mandatory from November 1, 2011.
When the new Missal is available it will be introduced immediately and become mandatory from a date to be set.