Useful resources

Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar

A useful series of pages giving the readings at Mass for each day.

Today’s Mass readings

From the Universalis site, the text of readings used at Roman Catholic Masses.

Society of St Gregory

The national society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles, promoting quality music in the church and supporting pastoral musicians.

General Instruction on the Roman Missal

In 2002 the Holy See published the 3rd edition of the (Latin) Roman Missal and the English translation was introduced in the UK in 2011. The English translation of the accompanying General Instruction of the Missal is a useful document for the continuing liturgical formation of the Church in England and Wales.

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Celebrating the Mass

Celebrating the Mass is a pastoral guide to the celebration of Mass prepared by the Bishops of England and Wales and addressing the particular situation and needs of the Church in their dioceses.

It is intended to assist people in their understanding of the Liturgy of the Mass, and to be a companion to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. It is generally easier to read and more accessible than GIRM, and is really a must read for anyone involved in liturgical ministry.

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Singing the Mass

A practical guide to the musical priorities within the celebration of the Mass.

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Directory for Masses with Children

A useful document explaining how the Mass can be adapted when the assembly is predominantly made up of children. This document is essential for anyone working in a Catholic school.

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