From a reader:
This morning at Mass the priest used the 3rd Swiss Eucharistic prayer. Is that licit? What are the other Eucharistic prayers that are allowed other than 1, 2, 3, and 4 and the one for Masses with Children? Can you shed some light on this one? Currently, I believe Mass this morning was valid but not licit. Am I right?
For the USA, in 1994 the then-NCCB approved a translation of the "Eucharistic Prayer for Various Needs and Occasions".
This prayer had its origin in a prayer composed in the 70′s for a Swiss synod. It has some variations based on different themes: "The Church on the Way to Unity," "God Guides the Church on the Way of Salvation," "Jesus, Way to the Father," and "Jesus, the Compassion of God." It is printed as one prayer but it is really four different prayers.
But, from what you wrote, yes… it was licit. This Swiss prayer was approved for use in the U.S.A. I don’t know about other countries.
I don’t use it. I won’t use it.