A variety of educational opportunities are being offered this fall for Catholics to become better acquainted with aspects of the revised Roman Missal that will be implemented beginning Nov. 27 (the first Sunday of Advent) in parishes (some parishes may begin implementation sooner). On Sept. 24, St. Monica Church will host a Liturgical Ministry Formation and Retreat Day (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) for all liturgical ministers. The event will feature Jesuit Father Dennis Smolarski, professor at Santa Clara University, who will speak on the new translation of the Roman Missal, and Kay Murdy, cofounder of the Catholic Bible Institute, who will speak on liturgical spirituality. Tony Alonso, director of music at Loyola Marymount University, will also be a featured speaker. There also will be breakout sessions for liturgical formation and training. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To register online, visit www.stmonica.net/liturgyday. To register by mail, make checks payable to St. Monica Church and send to 725 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403, Attn: Fran. Information: (310) 566-1542.All five of the Regional Congresses presented by the Office of Religious Education will feature workshops on the Roman Missal. To see which congresses offer which sessions, visit http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/ore/Pages/Regional-Congresses.aspx. Among the presentations:—“And With Your Spirit” and “It Is Right and Just,” led by Fathers Christopher Bazyrous and Brian Nunes of the archdiocesan Liturgical Commission.—“Music Ministers: Getting Ready for the New Roman Missal,” led by Donna Morris-Barnes, Janis Nelson and Anna Betancourt, all parish directors of music and members of the Liturgical Commission’s music subcommittee.—“Praying the Mass Generously: Beyond the New Translation,” led by Dominican Father Dominic Delay, liturgist and filmmaker.—“Strategies for Preparing Young People to Celebrate Eucharist with the new Translation,” led by Dr. Dale Sieverding, director of music and liturgy at St. Monica Church.Resources—The USCCB website includes background and instructional materials on the Roman Missal: www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/roman-missal/index.cfm.—Dr. Paul Ford, professor of liturgy at St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, has made presentations across the U.S. on the revised Roman Missal. Much of that material is available at www.pford.stjohnsem.edu/ford/roman-missal-workshops.htm. —Jesuit Father John Baldovin's video series on the history of the Roman Missal and the new changes is at www.jesuit.org/blog/index.php/tag/jesuit-father-john-baldovin/.—Leading publishers of liturgical resources and music offer materials online and/or for purchase, including Liturgy Training Publications, the Liturgical Press, OCP, GIA and World Library Publications.{gallery width=100 height=100}gallery/2011/0909/missal/{/gallery}