Saying the Mass with the new translation appears interesting. I slowed down and paid more attention to the words. Most of us are still on autopilot and definitely, it includes me. In fact, I informed the congregation not to worry about messing up because if there’s anyone who’s made more mistakes for two weeks in a row, it’s their pastor. The phrases are hard to pronounce and the words sound odd. It will take time.
It reveals that we are simply humans who don’t work with a push of a button. When I talked with my brother priests in the Vicariate, we basically had the same experience. I told them about what happened last Sunday. At the start, I reminded people to pick up the cue cards for reference and guide. When the Deacon said, “The Lord be with you” during the Gospel proclamation…Guess what, my response was, “And also with you” and worse with the microphone On. I was mortified and made excuses during the homily. Amen.