After weeks of learning about the New Translation and the changes in the Mass I was able to experience it for the first time on Monday night and I liked it. Our parish youth choir has been practicing (as we all have) and it really sounded great. After months of learning about the new English translation and going over the changes, it was nice to finally see it in action. Matthew Warner at Fallible Blogma has put together a post Why is there a new translation of the Mass? with many resources.
On Friday night a Solemn High Requiem Mass took place for what we think was the first time in over 45 years at our parish. Right after the priest, deacon, and subdeacon took off their birettas my oldest daughter asked a very important question, "How do they know whose hat is whose?"
And then on Sunday a Solemn High Mass, which I always love attending. Thanks be to God for the Mass!