iMass App for Extraordinary Form

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.

About Schütz

I am Catholic, married to Cathy, father of Maddy & Mia. Since 2002, I have been the Executive Officer of the Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. I was once a Lutheran pastor, but a "year of grace" and soul-searching led me into the Catholic Church. It was a bumpy ride, but with the support of my (still Lutheran) wife, I was finally confirmed on June 16, 2003.
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3 Responses to iMass App for Extraordinary Form

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  2. Susan Peterson says:

    This is enough to convince me to get an Iphone. The app goes with the phone, not the ISP, right? I am stuck with Verizon, but they do offer iphone now.

    • Schütz says:

      Yes, there are a bunch of apps that come as a part of the operating system of the phone, but all the rest, including this one, are bought after market at the app store. Really, when you think about all the resources you can have at your fingertips, an iphone is worth every cent of the fortune you pay for it.

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