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The How-To Book of the Mass

The How-To Book of the Mass

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  • The How-To Book of the Mass
  • An easy-to-understand guide to the meaning and structure of the Mass
  • Helpful for anyone wanting to understand and participate more fully in the Liturgy
  • Organized in a logical, concise manner that will make your experience more engaging


Does it sometimes seem that the Mass just happens while you sit there? Maybe you are a recent convert, or perhaps you've attended Mass your whole life, but there are still things that puzzle you--like when you should genuflect and when you should bow...what the different books used at Mass are and what they contain...the meaning of the words such as "Amen," Alleluia," or "Hosanna"...and what to do during the sign of peace.

Here's the help you need to make the Mass an active religious experience!

How should you enter the church? How should you listen to the Scriptures? What if the homily seems boring? The How-To Book of the Mass not only provides the who, what, where, when and why of the most time-honored traditions of the Catholic Church, but also the how. In a simple, easy-to-read style, this book gives you suggestions to help you "get something" out of the Mass every time.

You'll learn how to pray at Mass, how to hear a great homily every time, and how to experience the Mass as an encounter with our Risen Lord. If you've ever wished the Mass were more exciting, this is the book that will make it exciting for you.

In this complete guide you receive:

  • Step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the Mass

  • Explanations of the various parts of the Mass

  • Biblical backgrounds of the prayers used at the Mass

  • Insights from the Tradition and teachings of the Church

  • Practical aids to overcoming distractions

  • Concrete ways to grow in your relationship with our Lord at every Mass

Learn how to properly:


  • Bless Yourself with Holy Water
  • Make the Sign of the Cross
  • Genuflect
  • Pray Before Mass
  • Sing the Opening Hymn
  • Confess Your Sins
  • Listen to the Scripture
  • Get the Meaning Out of Every Homily
  • Intercede For Others
  • Be a Good Steward
  • Give Thanks to God
  • Offer the Sign of Peace
  • Receive the Eucharist
  • Accept a Blessing
  • Spread the Good News


See also:

The How-To Book of the Bible
The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions
The How-To Book of Sacramentals
The How-To Book Set

Dimensions & Specifications

  • 5¼ x 8 inches
  • ISBN: 9781592762699
  • Author: Michael Dubruiel
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 272

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The How-To Book of the Mass

Review: Excellent step by step coverage of the Mass....what is happening, why it's happening, and what we should be doing while it's happening. Makes attending Mass a very joyful event.

A Must for Cradle Catholics

Review: This should be required reading for every cradle Catholic. It breaks the Mass down into small bits and explains the WHY the Mass is celebrated the way it is. If everyone understood exactly what was going on during the Mass, there should would be A LOT more excitement and sense of anticipation!!! After all, it is the real Presence of our Lord! Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative

Good guide, explained well

Review: A useful guide, an ideal gift for newcomers to the church along with older members who just never knew why and was too embarrassed to ask ! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Great Book!

Review: The only thing that keeps me from giving this book 5 stars is that it says on the back of the cover something about how to confess your sins, which I took to mean actual confession. Instead, what is covered in the book is the penitential rite during mass. However, this is only a small detail, and the subject of confession had no bearing on my buying the book. Otherwise an excellent book on the mass! Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

WOW - a MUST Read

Review: Michael Dubriel has clearly explained all the parts and prayers of the Mass. All Catholics and all studying to become Catholic would do well to add this book to their library. Regular reading of it should enhace one's participation in the central most solemn ceremony of our faith. Best Uses: Gift, Great for RCIA students, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Brings Mass to life, Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written
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