Occasionally you hear that the Extraordinary Form attracts a certain kind of mass-goer. Well, if it is true, it seems to include people who are generally gifted on the technological side (perhaps you have to be to understand and work out all those rubrics). I’ve just started attending the regular EF Mass at 9am on Saturday mornings at St Phillip’s in Junction Road, Blackburn North, and I went looking on the App Store to see what I could find to help me through.
At first, I didn’t recognise the iMass app for how good it is. I haven’t so far used it for anything other than following the Missal (the top option from the home page of the app), but yesterday (celebrating St Elizabeth of Hungary again) I noticed the way in which you can select a calendar date on the app and it will seemlessly incorporate the propers into the order for mass. No need to page through a missal!
There are lots of other neat things on this app, but this alone makes it worth it. It isn’t expensive (US$1.99). If only someone would do the same thing for the new English Missal.