CNS reports more tweaking in the Order of Mass may be ahead. Three options for the final dismissal:
– “Ite ad Evangelium Domini annuntiandum” (Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord).
– “Ite in pace, glorificando vita vestra Dominum” (Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life).
– “Ite in pace” (Go in peace).
Why the change? Suggestions from the 2005 Bishops’ synod on the Eucharist.
Many bishops wanted the final words to reflect a more explicit connection between Mass and the church’s mission of evangelization in the world.
I hope this change reflects more than a faddish thing like six altar candles. It really needs the backing of preaching and action and example from the clergy. You need the practice and belief behind the words. Some parishes and religious communities have a head start on this. Hopefully yours.