I’m happy to report that the Second Edition of my book, The Deacon at Mass: A Theological and Pastoral Guide, has now been been released by Paulist Press. I just thought some of you might be interested!
What’s different in the Second Edition, you may ask?
The first edition was already based on latest General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM), but it was released before the final English translation of the Order of Mass was promulgated. The second edition expands the text accordingly, now taking the translation into account.
I was able to address several questions raised by readers and reviewers on the first edition.
I expanded the introduction to address specific issues related to the preparation and translation of liturgical books in general, and each subsequent chapter now includes references and guidance related to the approved English translation.
NOTE TO READERS: Thus ends the shameless hawking of the book.