Online missal

Where can I find an online missal that goes through the mass? My sister in law is going through the RCIA and wanted to to print something out to take to mass with her.

Why not buy The Handbook of Prayers: A Complete Treasury of Prayers and Order of the Mass.
Whether you prefer Latin or English this book has both.
Its by Charles Belmonte and James Socias.

I have one at home that I was giving to her, but I wanted to email something to here today so that she can use it until I see her again.

If its just the Ordo you are looking for…

I can see it now, a down-loadable version of the Daily Roman Missal for your palm-pilot, and everybody in church earnestly peering at theirs. Hope the include a hymnal so at least people can sing.

Is this what you’re looking for?

I’ll be the first to say it: Hope it’s an Adoremus Hymnal.

This is just what I got online right now for…is there something online that takes you through the Church year, with readings, all the prayers, etc?
(until I can buy the book)

Agreed :thumbsup:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website has daily online readings for the Mass. Check out the link here:

I hope that helps.

I know the apple iPhone has a new catholic missal application. It’s great!! It’s has an easy to navigate calender. And all the reading arre accesile through the application.

Is it ok to use your iphone during mass if you are reading something holy?


If you are following the exact texts of the Mass I cannot find fault with that. The only reason why I wouldn’t is because it may send messages to others that you are “playing” with your phone during Mass which may cause our younger folks to think that it is o.k… You should not even read what you think is holy out of a book during Mass if it is not in line with the Mass at hand. The Mass is the greatest form of Christian worship and no prayer is equal or higher. So to engage in anything outside of Mass during Mass is to place something lesser in place of the highest form of the heavenly liturgy…teachccd :slight_smile:

i would have to agree with teachccd.

As fine as it would be to use if you were following on with the mass, or doing some prayer before or after the mass. using your phone during mass is probably still looks a bit suss.
But i mean, there is absolutely no reason why you cant use it. as long as you don’t mind people having a peek at what your doing, and probably asking questions after.

What i do find it great for, is reflecting on the days Gospels.
As many mornings as possible, when i am on the train into uni, or just at home eating breakfast, i love having it so accessible.
Also it is great to read the Sundays gospel throughout the week, i find it helps me when it comes to the mass, as i play in the guitar in the church band and i can easily find myself distracted.

whether you use it in the mass or not, its a great tool to have.
I also have the I-Bible, which i love. great when you wanna look up that verse u love but cant remember where it is. the keyword search is AWSOME!

In the Year of our Lord 2006, Puzzleannie said:

In the Year of our Lord 2010, conroyke56 said:

Looks like you might be a prophetess Annie! :wink:

And that there has been my experience. I am a HUGE technophile. Anything that I can conceivably do on a computer, I do on a computer. I downloaded a missal application on my own iPhone as did conroyke56, but it only took two or three Sundays of dirty looks and loud sneers for me to take the hint that my using an electronic missal was a bit too advanced for my own parish, as such to even cause scandal.

Despite our virtuous intentions, the folks two or three pews behind us have no idea what it is we’re looking at on our phones/PDAs/etc, and so we’re conceivably causing scandal by reading the mass in electronic form. I’d say that prudence would dictate that we wait a little bit longer, until the vast majority of parishioners catch up to us technophiles until we bust out our iPhone eMissal apps again :wink:

Conroy K E:

I would have to agree with those who say to keep the electronic devices outside of Mass, unless you’re hearing or vision impaired, or the facility is so LARGE you can’t see of hear what’s going on in the Sanctuary or have some other circumstances we won’t discuss here. The chances an iPhone, Blackberry, or other Smart-Phone could be used to make & receive phone calls, text messages & emails & to surf the web are just too high to allow their use except in very limited circumstances. And, Their use during the Mass even for legitimate purposes could end up being a “stumbling block” for new Catholics or others who are struggling with this very issue.

As the Apostle St. Paul tell us in 1 Corinthians…
*Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims. *
1 Cor. 6:12 - The Message

*You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. *
1 Cor. 10:23-24 - NLT
Remember, the question may not be whether you MIGHT get some benefit from using your Smart-Phone, but whether your brother who is struggling with this issue may think it is “OK” to make calls from Mass on his Smart-Phone, because he “saw” you using YOUR Smart-Phone to make phone calls (Remember, it’s the APPEARANCE that counts).

Another question you should look at is that of “Entitlement” - Once most of us think we can do something - anything, it becomes a “God-Given Right” for most of us, NO matter how disruptive for others, NO matter how much it keeps US from exercising the Spiritual Gift of Agape or the virtue of Prudence, NO matter how much it separates us from God and because another god.

Use it BEFORE and AFTER MASS to aid in meditation, but please participate in and pray with the Divine Liturgy. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords has invited us to His Wedding Feast. The least we can do is to attend to Him with our whole heart and our whole mind.

Your Brother & Servant, Michael

I use my iPhone Missal here in Australia, the US iPhone missal doesn’t have the correct readings, but there is another one at . This is also a good source of Saint Biographies and has a great interactive Rosary and Stations of the Cross.
Sad to see the Rosary beads go though! But it really is just so convenient.

Its probably early days for this type of technology to be readily accepted. The point isnt about how or what you use to pray its about why your praying!