Catholic Mass For Dummies

Catholic Mass For Dummies

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Catholic Mass For Dummies by John Trigilio Jr., Kenneth Brighenti, James Cafone

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118036679
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/09/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 350,264
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

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.

Rev. Monsignor James Cafone is an assistant professor in the Religion Department of Seton Hall University.

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Catholic Mass for Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Babycakes_Kiko More than 1 year ago
As a returning Catholic, Catholicism & Mass for Dummies is an excellent reference manual. I haven't read the entire book but have directed my attention to the material that is of particular interest to me. Since there is so much that I have forgotten I know that I will be referring to this book over time to clarify any questions I might have. I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
SoCaliMama More than 1 year ago
An excellent, engaging and extremely detailed introduction to the Catholic church. I read this before converting, but I beleive practicing Catholics would enjoy and learn a lot from these books as well.
tmkWTUgrad More than 1 year ago
Catholic Mass for Dummies just came out earlier this year. Great for simple and non-intimidating catechesis for Catholic adults in light of the upcoming changes in the English translation of the Roman Missal (i.e. words of the Mass). Changes are incorporated and briefly explained in the text, most often based on the Christian Scriptures. Chapters of the book can be chosen for this autumn's adult religious education classes. Other chapters, while not essential to the aforementioned classes, are interesting and answer questions that are often raised about other rites, practices, and religious accoutrements.
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texasmec More than 1 year ago
It is a good book to have for help with the mass, but I really expected a best guide book for the mass, like a quickly guide, and not too much explanations.
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