Eucharistic Prayers for Children

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: May I know whether ICEL has intentions of composing or updating the Eucharistic Prayers for Children? If so, is it in the process and soon to be ready?

If not, I would presume that the four Eucharistic Prayers for Children are still valid?

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A: An updated translation was approved by the USCCB in 2011.

ICEL began a process of retranslating all of them, but abandoned it after the commission learned that the CDWDS would not include the prayers in the English translation of the third edition of the missal. Consequently, they appear in a separate publication, and they’ve been updated with the appropriate responses and acclamations.