New Missal Resources: Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)

Editor’s note: This post is the third in a series about publishers’ resources to assist with implementation of the new missal. Today, Danielle Knott and Mary Fox from Liturgy Training Publications (LTP) discuss what LTP is preparing.

LTP continues to serve parish’s pastoral liturgical needs with these valuable resources to prepare for and implement the third edition of The Roman Missal:

Ritual Edition of the Roman Missal, Third Edition. This volume is casebound with gold foil stamp on the front cover and spine. It is available for pre-order now and will be available on October 1, 2011.

At the Supper of the Lamb: A Pastoral and Theological Commentary on the Mass, by Paul Turner. Provides theological and historical background on each part of the Mass. Questions for discussion and reflection.

Lift Up Your Hearts: A Pastoral, Theological, and Historical Survey of the Third Typical Edition of The Roman Missal, edited by Robert Tuzik, provides a collection of essays by liturgists and theologians James Presta, Ronald Lewinski, Anthony Sherman, Paul Turner, Jerry Galipeau, Francis Cardinal George, Andrew Wadsworth, and others.

The Order of Mass Study Edition and Workbook includes an introduction and commentary by J. Michael Joncas as well as the entire Order of Mass from the third typical edition of The Roman Missal to help priests understand and proclaim the texts more fully.

The Order of Mass Worship Aid includes the texts of The Order of Mass from the third edition of The Roman Missal. This worship aid can be used in parish communities, religious communities, nursing homes, schools, colleges and universities . . . anywhere the liturgy is celebrated.

The Order of Mass Worship Aid with Chant includes the primary chants, composed by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy, contained in The Roman Missal.

Pew Card for Mass will aid the assembly during the first months of implementation of the Missal. The primary prayers and responses that will change are printed on this durable card stock.

Praying the Roman Missal: Pastoral Reflections on the Revised English Translation, by Robert L. Tuzik, provides commentary on the third edition of The Roman Missal following the Order of Mass as presented in the Missal.

Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal, Part I, provides background on the translation process, a preparation timeline, sample homily and pastoral letter, ideas for budgeting for catechesis and implementation, a glossary of terms, a Q & A with D. Todd Williamson, and list of resources.

Preparing Your Parish for the Revised Roman Missal: Reproducibles and Homilies for Catechesis and Faith Formation is a multi-use CD-Rom that allows parishes to provide catechesis and faith formation about the revised texts of the Mass. Included on this CD-Rom are liturgical homilies and handouts that can be inserted into the parish bulletin, mailed to all households, distributed at all parish meetings.

Sourcebook for Sunday and Seasons, and Weekdays, 2012: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy is the essential resource for preparing the liturgy. Information covers the meaning of the season, the saints who are honored, the liturgical books, the liturgical environment, the liturgical music, and how to bring the liturgy into homes. Available February, 2011.

Understanding the Revised Mass Texts, Second Edition booklets provide liturgical catechesis on each part of the Mass while exploring the English translation of the third edition of The Roman Missal. Author Paul Turner explains the reasons, and process for the revised translation. Understanding the Revised Mass Texts Leader’s Edition, Second Edition can be used alongside the booklets or pamphlets to facilitate catechetical sessions. Author Kathy Coffey provides eight session outlines, prayers, and discussion questions for each session, and background material for leaders.

What’s New about the Mass and What’s New about the Mass Teaching Edition: Handbook for Teachers and Catechists, both by Maureen A. Kelly, are resources for explaining the changes in the Mass texts in language appropriate to third through seventh-grade children.

What’s New about the Mass for Teens and What’s New about the Mass for Teens Teaching Edition: Handbook for Teachers and Catechists, both by Maureen A. Kelly, are resources for explaining the revised texts of the Mass at a level appropriate for seventh through twelfth-graders.

Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass

Mystical Body, Mystical Voice DVD and Formation Program: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass

Participants Guide for Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass

all by Christopher Carstens and Douglas Martis, explores the signs, symbols, and language of our worship. The DVD provides a video of the Mystical Body, Mystical Voice workshop for use in parishes and diocesan settings. The participants guide accompanies the DVD.

Additional homilies; bulletin inserts; reproducibles; blogs by Sandra Dooley, D. Todd Williamson, and Christopher Carstens; as well as news updates are available for free on LTP’s Web site,


  1. These materials will need to be carefully reviewed. Over the past several years (particularly since the fall of 2001) the quality of the LTP materials has slipped. For example, the commentary in the Workbooks for Lectors which seems to be in denial of mainstream scholarship with respect to the sources of the Pentateuch. Since the departure of Gabe Huck from the leadership of LTP I would consider all LTP publications suspect.

    1. +JMJ+

      Well, whatever the veracity of the JEDI— sorry, JEDP source authorship of the Pentateuch, we can at least agree that there are several different sources for the authorship of the new translation, right? 🙂

      Just trying to inject a bit of levity…

      1. I think the string you are suggesting (Redaction Criticism of the ICEL2010.2 [or ICEL2010.3?]) has great potential for levity. Perhaps we can have a color coded printing with green for ICEL, blue for VC and scarlet for the “Final Redactor.”

  2. I had a chance to review the What’s New about the Mass and What’s New about the Mass for Teens books two weeks ago. I thought they were both very good, but was especially taken with the first (aimed at grades 3-7) — it is clear, concise, and has a great glossary that can be mined for vocabulary lessons. It also does a good job of explaining the scriptural references behind many of the prayers.

    If LTP later takes out the language about the “new translation” these could very easily become books about the Mass in general. I think teachers and catechists will find these a very useful and easy-to-use resource for discussing the changes with students.

  3. Just saw the LTP website. That $500 Regal edition looks just like the one those opus Dei people printed up for the Pope to receive at that lunch last April that was talked about on here. Why is it called Regal? Shouldnt that be Papal or Pontifical? Regal means for kings or queens right?

  4. I’m always disappointed that LTP hardly ever provides preview images or sample pages of their materials … it makes me go to another publisher right away…

    1. Well, their take on the Rite of Funerals was very, very nice. But that was pre-2002. I would imagine they’d do a good job with this, but I would rather not do business with them since Gabe was ousted.

      1. Our morning prayer group that meets after mass used to use a blue paperback from LTP with the new ICEL psalms that had special marks so we could sing them. As more people joined and the books started to wear out our pastor said he couldn’t replace them because the permission to use them had been revoked. He said Cardinal George fired the Gabe Huck you were talking about who also wrote the book our liturgy committee used for planning Holy Week because of publishing the ICEL Psalms. I thought it was pretty funny that Cardinal George fired Gabe Huck over some psalms when Father Michael Pfleger was all over TV palling around with Minister Farrikan a total anti-Semite and Jeremiah Wright who preaches at his parish sometimes and ranting like a maniac about Hillary Clinton: “Dont you DARE! Dont you DARE!” on and on. The clips of his Mass didn’t look like any mass I ever saw and he was introducing some Protestant layman to give the homily. Guess Cardinal George makes some strange decisions on who should get fired and why.

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