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The Revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)

On Holy Thursday, 2000, Pope John Paul II approved  the revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal.
This is the document which gives the norms and directives for the celebration of the Eucharist and is found at the front of the Sacramentary. The U.S. Revision of this document was approved by Rome in 2003 and is being implemented in all the Dioceses of the United States.

The revision of this document gives us some wonderfully exciting opportunities in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It gives us an opportunity to take a good, hard look at the life of worship in our parish communities. It gives us an opportunity to ask ourselves: “Is it obvious that what we do in our parish on Sunday morning is the most important thing we will do all week?”  The most exciting opportunity is that this revised document gives us the chance to renew and deepen our understanding and celebration of the liturgy!

Where can you obtain a copy of the revised GIRM?  All Archdiocesan parishes were mailed a copy during the week of September 14, 2003. You can also view the text of the new General Instruction at the USCCB website:

For the Parish Resource Matrials for The New General Instruction of The Roman Missal please go to the next page.


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