Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Where are the new Hand Missals?

You would think, wouldn't you, that given the fact that most dioceses around the English speaking world are preparing the flock for the new Novus Ordo translation that we would have hand missals by now on the market.

But we don't! No missals for you!

Look at this quote I found on the Catholic Truth Society's website (UK):

People's Missals - Daily and Sunday Missals. The Bishops' conference has yet to invite publishers to produce people's Missals, but CTS does intend to bid for the right to publish these, and will look to produce a Daily Missal and a Sunday Missal, to be available from Advent 2011.

Someone needs to get on this in the USA....asap. Priests/parishes can already order their new altar edition, but there is no better way to educate the people than by putting it in their hands.


Rich said...

Latin/English would be nice. That way, if a congregation wants to have a Latin Mass, the people don't have to buy another book. Also, it would show people how the new translation is closer to the editio typica tertia.

Gregory the Eremite said...

I think that the CTS FAQ may be a little out of date as they are already listing a daily missal and a Sunday missal (to be available in November) on these pages:



cheryl said...

I agree with Rich and thanks for the links Greg. I was disappointed to read they weren't out yet. I thought they'd come out at the same time the parish additions did.

Moonshadow said...

I read here that seven publishers have been approved but none may ship until 10/1/11 (St. Teresa of Lisieux), per the Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship.

Ordering now is not recommended.

Robert said...

Well if they come from the Catholic Book Publishing company, you can bet your bottom dollar that they will have the same bland illustrations that they have use for the past 70 years. They haven't even released the RNAB yet. I can see your point though, where are the previews. I can't wait to see what the Book of Divine Worship will be like, once it is reprinted.


I have heard that CBC Distributors in Newry, N.Ireland are publishing the Sunday Missal. Their prices are always very competitive and they have a great website.

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