New Translation of Irish Missal

Sapienti Committee

Press Release: Saturday 2nd February 2013.

“The eighth meeting of the Sapienti Committee for the review of the proposed Irish language translation of the Missale Romanum took place in Knock from 30th January – 4th February 2013. 

Present at the meeting were the Most Rev Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam and Chairman, the Most Rev Philip Boyce, Bishop of Raphoe, the Most Rev Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, Dr Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh, Monsignor James O’Brien, Mr Brian Ó Donnchadha and Fr Joseph Briody, Secretary.

The Committee commented on the remaining material in the Missale Romanum, namely Appendices 2-5; Votive Masses; Ritual Masses – Blessing of Abbot, Consecration of Virgins, Religious Profession etc, Dedication of a Church and an Altar and also the Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions.  The generally high standard of the Draft Irish Translation was once again noted and praised. 

The examination of these texts concludes this stage of reviewing the Draft Irish Translation on the way to the completion of An Leabhar Aifrinn Rómhánach in the near future.

The next meeting of the Committee will be held in Rome in May 2013.”

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Contact Fr Joseph Briody, Secretary, 074 9138011.