In the USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worships newsletter for February 2009 there is an update on the status of the new translation of the Missale Romanum now in preparation.
Holy See to Facilitate Expeditious [gotta love it… only a church committee of some kind] Approval for the Roman Missal
The Committee on Divine Worship, at its November 2008 meeting, indicated that the USCCB would complete its review and approval of the texts of the third edition of the Roman Missal by the end of 2010, and noted that once the recognitio was issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, publishers would need as much as one year to prepare, publish, and distribute the Roman Missal for use in parishes. On December 15, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., USCCB President, received a letter from Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation, in which he expressed a desire to facilitate a more expeditious completion of the approval process for the English translation of the Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia, and see the publication of the Roman Missal in English by the end of 2010.
So, the Prefect of the CDW, Card. Cañizares, wants a new edition of the Roman Missal published by the end of 2010. The USCCB’s CDW is saying it can finish their work of approving texts by the end of 2010.
Just give the job to me. I’ll get it done by the end of next month.
There is an interesting table in the newsletter, a timetable of what has been done and what must be completed.
The table suggests that voting on several "gray books" will take place at the June 2009 meeting and then again at the November 2009 meeting.
I find it very interesting that the work on Antiphons, introductory material and Appendices is to be "completed by the Congregation for Divine Worship in conjunction with ICEL and Vox Clara".
The table indicates that work on "Eucharistic Prayers for Masses with Children" is "Delayed – awaiting action on separate text from CDWDS."
Also of note in the USCCB CDW newsletter:
Mass in Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life
After receiving a request from Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, the Committee considered the possibility of adding a Mass formulary concerning Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life to the Gray Book of the Masses for Various Needs and Intentions as a U.S. adaptation of the text. The Bishops of the United States had adopted this Mass formulary in November 1992 and submitted it to the Holy See for recognitio. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments commended the text for further study and consideration, but it is noted that in the new Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia, there is no formulary for such a Mass.