The Mass


Vatican II: Constitution on the Liturgy See Chapter 2: The Most Sacred Mystery of the Eucharist.

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal 1975 Decree of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 2, Section 2

Instruction concerning worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Prepared by the Sacred Congregation for the Sacraments and Divine Worship, approved and confirmed by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Promulgated on March 17, 1980

Gather Faithfully Together: A Guide for Sunday Mass Pastoral letter by Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, September 1997



Introduction to the Mass: Communion and Dismissal Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2011

Introduction to the Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2011

Introduction to the Mass: the Liturgy of the Word Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2011

Introduction to the Mass: the Gathering Rites Podcast of presentation by Roc O'Connor, S.J., 2011

"The Mass that Takes Its Time" By Jean-Marc Furnon in The Way, 2009

Diminishing Mass Attendance: A Pressing Ecclesial Concern By Daniel Ang in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2008

A Litugical Anticipation of a Domination-free Church: The Story of an Asian Eucharist By Aloysius Pieris, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2006

Changes in the Mass: The New General Instruction By Lawrence E. Mick in Catholic Update, 2003

Why I Go to Mass By Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 2002

The Mass: What's Ahead: Preview of the Roman Missal's New Instruction By James P. Moroney in Catholic Update, 2000

Mass and Communion Service: What's the Difference? By Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 1999

Participating Fully at Sunday Mass: An Adaptation of Gather Faithfully Together: A Guide for Sunday Mass By Cardinal Roger Mahony in Catholic Update, 1999

A Walk Through the Mass: A Step-By-Step Explanation By Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 1999

Is the Mass a Meal? By Charles Gusmer in Catholic Update, 1999

Sunday Mass: Easter All Year Long By Pope John Paul II in Catholic Update, 1999

Standing During Communion By Father Michael Gilligan in Parish Liturgy, January-March 1995

Ways of Worship, East and West By Father Michael Gilligan, 1995

The Frequency of Mass in the Latin Church ca. 400 By Daniel Callam in Theological Studies, December 1984

How to Participate More Actively in the Mass By Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., S.T.D. in Catholic Update, 1982

The World We Live In By Bishop Wilton Gregory in Parish Liturgy, April 1981

Is the Mass Still a Sacrifice? By Patrick McCloskey, O.F.M. in Catholic Update, 1979

Intercessions of the Community: The Role of the New Petitionary Prayers in the Liturgy By Edward Matthews in The Way, 1978

The Anaphora of the Apostles: Implications of the Mar Esa 'ya Text By Emmanuel J. Cutrone in Theological Studies, December 1973

Christ's Action in the Mass By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, March 1966

The One Fruit or the Many Fruits of the Mass By Edward J. Kilmartin in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1966

Sacrifice and Sacrament By Clifford Howell in The Way, 1965

Two Views of the Mass: Medieval Linguistic Ambiguities By Anthony A. Stephenson in Theological Studies, December 1961

The Mass as Institution By Romano Guardini in Preparing Yourself for Mass, 1961

The Mass Server and Canon 29 By John J. Reed in Theological Studies, June 1960

Concluding Doxology of the Roman Canon By Joseph Jungmann, S.J. in The Early Liturgy, University of Notre Dame Press, 1959

Recent Research on the Mass: Mohlberg's Leonine Sacramentary and Other Items By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, June 1957

The Johannine Sacramentary By Bruce Vawter in Theological Studies, June 1956

Sacred Signs By Romano Guardini, 1956

Meditations Before Mass Book by Romano Guardini, 1955

On the Essence of the Sacrifice of the Mass By Emmanuel Doronzo in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1952

Mass without a Server By Gerald Kelly in Theological Studies, December 1950

Interpolated Amen's in the Canon of the Mass By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, September 1945

The Odyssey of a Familiar Prayer By Gerald Ellard in Theological Studies, June 1941

The Elevation of the Host: A Reaction to Twelfth Century Heresy By Gerard G. Grant in Theological Studies, September 1940

The "Last Supper”: The First Mass Celebrated on Earth By P. Fulvio Cordignano, S.J. Scroll to page 110. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 47, From January to October, 1922

The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy Book by Adrian Fortescue, 1914

Sacrifice of the Mass Joseph Pohle, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Dogmatically, Liturgically and Ascetically Explained Book by Fr. Nicholas Gihr, 1902

The Modern Musical Mass By Edward Dickinson. Scroll to page 264. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 25, From January to October, 1900

"The Sacrifices of Masses": The Reformers and the Catholic Doctrine By J.F. Besant, SJ. Scroll to page 548. The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 25, From January to October, 1900

The Ceremonies of the Holy Mass Explained Book by F.X. Schouppe, SJ, 1891

The Jewels of the Mass: A Short Account of the Rites and Prayers Used in the Holy Sacrifice Book by By Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald, 1887

The Sacrifice of the Mass Baltimore Catechism, 1885

Reflections & prayers for Holy Communion Anonymous French author, 1876

The Holy Mass By Michael Müller, C.SS.R., 1875

The Council of Trent on the Mass Doctrine Concerning the Sacrifice of the Mass; Canons on the Sacrifice of the Mass; Decree Concerning the Things to be Observed and Avoided in the Celebration of Mass; Decree Concerning Reform; Decree Concerning the Petition for the Concession of the Chalice



Mass Times We maintain a database of the Mass Times for all the Catholic churches in the United States. You can access this database from this web site or by phone

The Mass From St Ann's Shrine in Scranton PA. Includes: Today's Mass (Feast Day, Prayers, Readings & Homily); Petition & Prayer Requests (Your Petitions & General Petitions); Readings for additional Masses (Feast Day, Prayers, Readings & Homily); Priests & People; Gift Items from The Mass

CAFOD, Justice and the Eucharist

Selections from the Assyrian Liturgy

The Coptic Liturgy of St. Basil

The Divine Liturgy of St. James

The Divine Liturgy of St. Mark

The Liturgy of the Blessed Apostles

Biblical Texts related to the Catholic Mass Compiled by Prof. Felix Just, S.J. of Loyola Marymount University.

The Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass Compiled by Prof. Felix Just, S.J. of Loyola Marymount University. This website has comprehensive tables of the scripture readings from several editions of the Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass, so that you can easily obtain an overview of all the readings used in a particular liturgical season and/or in a particular year of Ordinary Time. There are also many cross-references and some comparative analyses so that you can more easily see the differences between various editions of the Lectionary for Mass.




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