Revised Congregational Responses During Mass

On the 1st Sunday of Advent this fall, all of us in English speaking countries will have some adjusting to do as we celebrate the Mass with the new translation of the Roman Missal.

A few months back, the Liturgy Office of my diocese mailed out a few different options for pew cards that different companies were selling.  After reviewing them, I did not particularly like any of them.  Each had a good feature, but also some draw backs.  I decided to format my own card, incorporating all of the features I liked from different cards.

The card I created is simple, a 6×9” double sided card (fits into the large print missal really well).  It is printed on a coated card stock with rounded corners (it should hold up long enough for the people to learn the new parts).  I have bolded the changed words to aid the peoples understanding.  The type is at least 12pt, making it easier to read.  You can see a pdf of the card here.

If you would like to use the card I created at your parish, you can contact Bill Egan at Egan Printing (303-534-0171 or bill@eganprinting.com) and his company will place your parish logo on the card and print them for you.  The prices they came up with are as follows:

•Minimum order of 200 cards

•50¢ per card with a one time $25 set up fee.

•40¢ per card and no set up fee if you order 2,000 or more.

It is important for me to note that this is not a money making scheme.  I do not have a stake in this, other than wishing to share a great resource.  Further, Egan is not selling pew cards; you are essentially hiring him to print cards for your parish.

I pray that we all do an extraordinary job of helping our congregations with the changes this Advent.

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