Some pastors have already begun preparing their parishioners for the changes, which will ultimately require an investment in new missals and hymnals.When I consider what he says on liturgy, I also consider what he posted April 24, 2004 on the local Priests Alliance website's discussion board. His post was in a thread on the Vatican Instruction On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist.
"Much of the music that has come up over the last 30 years will no longer be useable," said Father Alan Jurkus of St. Alphonsus Parish in Greendale, who sent out a letter this month notifying members of the coming changes.
Jurkus is encouraging parishioners to accept the revision as an opportunity to grow in their faith. But he harbors his own concerns.
"The bottom line for me is why. Why, with everything else that's going on in the church, do we have to rub salt in the wounds?"
This is a decree which reminds me of John XXIII's instruction in 1958 or '59 demanding that LATIN be used in all seminary instruction. I remember it as the last gasp of the era before Vatican II. I hope this is the last gasp of the era before Vatican III.Update: In the Comments, Dad29 says, inter alia, that the decree Father Jurkus refers to is Veterum Sapietia. It is available in English at Adoremus Bulletin.
Update 2: Speaking of "everything else that's going on in the church", I am reminded of the Decree Quoque Plures Dulcis Panis.