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St. Joseph Red Sunday Missal: A Tiber River Review


St. Joseph Red Vinyl Sunday Missal
St. Joseph Red Vinyl Sunday Missal

Years ago, you might have found people bringing their own copy of the Missal to Mass.  Over the years, it seems to have lost some ‘steam’ with Catholics.  Part of that shift might be the prevalence of the tissue paper thin yearly books containing the readings and music for the parish.  I had years of just listening as the Scriptures were read during Mass and occasionally would utilize the disposable books at church.  But, as I grow deeper in my faith, I was having a serious tug towards having my own Missal.

When the Revised Edition of the St. Joseph Red Vinyl Sunday Missal arrived in my house, I was giddy with excitement.  I had some stares from the boys as they could not understand why their mother was treating that package like a treasured gift received.  However, I know what a treasure this book is for me today and in the future.


  1. I decided to focus me spiritually at Mass I would get a missal. I use one now at Mass. I do enjoy a missal, and the missal enriches my liturgical experience. My last missal was a St. Joseph missal. This is a great missal for use at Mass. I like how the missal is divided into one for use at vigil and Sunday Masses. Then, there are two more which are divided into two sections of the Church year. I never had all three of them, but I wanted to have them. I now use the St. Paul missal by the Daughters of St. Paul. I recommend a missal for use at Mass. St. Joseph Missal is a great missal for Mass. There are prayers in an appendix at the end of the missal. I enjoyed the Rosary section of the St. Joseph Missal. Currently, I placed that part in my St. Paul missal. The missal has many prayerful uses.

  2. We sure are giving away our ages by talking about this! But I know what you mean and miss using a missal too. I think there were black ones also. I think it definitely helps you get more out of the Mass but then that is just me and having grown-up that way. Those books in church now aren’t very inspiring. Just sayin….

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