An unintimidating guide to understanding the Catholic Mass Throughout the centuries, the liturgy of the Church has taken a variety of regional and historical forms, but one thing has remained constant: the Mass has always been the central form of Catholic worship.
Catholic Mass For Dummies gives you a step-by-step overview of the Catholic Mass, as well as a close look at the history and meaning of the Mass as a central form of Catholic worship. You'll find information on the order of a Mass and coverage of major Masses.
Covers standard Sunday Mass, weddings, funerals, holiday services, and holy days of obligation,
Provides insight on the events, symbols, themes, history, and language of the Mass,
Translations of a Mass in Castilian and Latin American Spanish.
If you're a Catholic looking to enhance your knowledge of your faith, an adult studying to convert to Catholicism, a CCD instructor, or a non-Catholic who wants to understand the many nuances of the Catholic Mass, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
Rev. John Trigilio, Jr. is President of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.
Rev. Kenneth Brighenti is an assistant professor at Mount St. Mary's Seminary.
Monsignor James Cafone
Rev. Monsignor James Cafone is an assistant professor in the Religion Department of Seton Hall University.