PSA: recycling old hand missals

Here is a worthy project.  Biretta tip o{]:¬) to Rise and Pray

The Latin Mass Society urgently needs donations of Traditional Missals and prayer books in serviceable condition to be recycled to people discovering the Traditional Rite for the first time. Obviously, Missals with the Rites as amended in 1962 by Pope Blessed John XXIII are most useful, but previous editions are also welcome.

Can you help? We have run this service very successfully for the past few years but are now in urgent need of further stock. Requests for secondhand Missals in particular have shot up since the Holy Father’s wonderful Motu Proprio freeing the Traditional Mass.

Please search your cupboards, shelves and sacristies. In the first instance please contact Yvonne Windsor in the LMS office to let her know what you can send us. We will reimburse your postage costs.

Telephone the Latin Mass Society on 020 7404 7284 or e mail:

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  1. Kradcliffe says:

    Missals are so expensive! We were very lucky in that somebody gave us one (it’s an earlier edition than 1962). Then, I went and ordered a prayer book that contains the missal for Sundays and holy days, which is all we’ll ever likely need.

    I just found this on Amazon – it looks like an affordable paperback daily missal:

  2. Everyday Catholic says:

    I’ve seen moderately priced old missals on EBay frequently.

  3. $4.95. I will happily send you ten or make a donation as it may be more convenient and quicker if you ordered them directly. I will check out the link to LMS that you provided. Unfortunately, they do not contain the Sunday readings, but it does have excellent illustrations and notes regarding the priest’s actions, which makes it very easy to follow the Mass.

  4. Mark M says:

    Thank you very much for featuring this, Father. If I may you may also want to feature this, which I will email about in a bit.

    God bless you, and thanks for the Podcast!

  5. Kradcliffe says:

    Christopher, those red missal/pamphlets are available over here for about £3.50. I think the LMS means that they are looking for actual daily missals with the ordinaries, etc.

    I posted the Amazon link above because it looks like someone has published an affordable paperback version of it. I mean, I know that it makes sense to buy a high-quality leatherbound missal on good paper because it will last a lifetime, but £39 is more than a lot of people can afford. The cheapest one I’ve seen listed over here is St. Joseph’s Daily Missal, which is £23. It’s no-frills and on cheap paper, but if you’re going to be cheap, why not go paperback and make it as affordable as possible? Of course, since the demand for these missals is less than for a Grisham novel, I guess they’ll never be truly cheap to sell.

  6. techno_aesthete says:

    Kradcliffe, the link you posted is to another missalette, recently published by Roman Catholic Books, containing only the ordinary of the Mass (plus the full Nuptial and Requiem Masses) similar to the Ecclesia Dei missalettes. I have not heard of any publishing house producing a paperback daily or Sunday missal containing the propers.

  7. Kradcliffe says:

    techno, thanks for telling me exactly what it was! I couldn’t tell from the description.

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