The nice people at Catholic Truth Society in England sent me their new People’s Edition of the Roman Missal for DAILY use. The have a Sunday Edition which I wrote about HERE.
The new daily hand missal is the blue one, on the right. The red book is the Sunday Missal. The black book is the hand missal for the Extraordinary Form by Baronius Press.
The new daily missal is a brick. It is a nice brick, but it is a brick (1233 g or 2.12 lbs).
It could hardly be anything other than a substantial book after the Novus Ordo innovation of a three-year Sunday cycle and two-year week-day cycle.
Big? Yes. However, as a commentator added, below, it has all the “order of Mass, the ordinary, all the proper prayers and prefaces — that is, everything but the daily and Sunday scripture readings — in parallel Latin and English. It is the only new OF hand missal, so far as I know, for which this can be said.”
That said, a daily Mass goer won’t mind the extra weight. Pick up your CTS…
The binding is slightly textured (the daily, red, book is smooth).
I will refer you to may last review when it comes to the internal pages, but here is a reminder.
The paper is that fine “bible” paper, very thin but strong.
There are plenty of ribbons, for your convenience.
In the front of the missal there is a catechetical piece about the Eucharist from Sacrosanctum Concilium, and from Pope Benedict XVI’s Sacramentum caritatis, and his Verbum Domini.
The Table of Liturgical Celebrations goes to 2039.
In the back there is a section of Prayers and Devotions, including Stations of the Cross by John Henry Newman.
For the daily Mass participant who wants to follow on the page all that is being said in the sanctuary, this book will do the trick.