On the weekend of Divine Mercy Sunday (April 6-7, 2013), at all the Masses, we will be offering a Sunday missal for sale to every parishioner for just $20. We encourage EVERY Catholic to purchase a Sunday Missal, which can be used for the rest of one's life.
Now that the changes in the English translation of the Mass prayers have been finished, we thought it was time to help parishioners to enter more deeply into the Mass and have something which is a reminder of the need to connect the Mass with the rest of their lives.
The missal contains all of the prayers and readings for Mass, including all of the Scripture readings and prayers for all Sundays and holy days.
The use of the disposable missals at Mass is convenient, but may give the wrong impression that the Mass itself is "disposable." This missal will help all of us to treasure the timeless and indispensable importance of the Eucharist, the "source and summit of the Christian life."
The children in our school and catechesis and youth ministry programs have already been purchasing the missals, along with a subsidy from the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Home & School Assn., the Divine Mercy Men's Club, and the Divine Mercy Knights of Columbus.