MISSAL FOR SUNDAYS & SOLEMNITIES
Files that include the readings are marked “*”.
The introduction to the Missal for Sundays and Solemnities explains the thinking behind its compilation. “What authority does it have?”, asked a friend. A good question. One might respond, “The same kind of authority the English Missal had when Fr Kenrick (and Mrs Kenrick who was the real Latin scholar!) compiled it at Holy Trinity Hoxton.” Of course, most Anglican parishes no longer use traditional language rites, so this Missal will have almost no influence compared with the English Missal in its day, of which it is really a modest revision. But in the tradition of The English Missal, the present compilation simply puts together a way of offering the Eucharist which justly claims a patrimony going back at least to the reign of James I. I love the Anglican form of the traditional rite, and my motive for providing the Missal for Sundays and Solemnities was simply to keep the rite alive where it is still celebrated.
When I became Rector of All Saints’ Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, in 1995, I found that in order to manage the liturgical changes that had evolved during the previous twenty years it was necessary to have cards and pieces of paper on the altar in addition to the English Missal. Vigilance was also required in order to stay on top of which Sunday after Trinity corresponded with the particular Sunday in Ordinary Time whose readings we were using.
I am indebted to my predecessors at All Saints’ for incorporating into the traditional rite some liturgical developments of the wider Church; they are included this book, which has been “test driven” over the years at All Saints’, Patmos House, and a number of other traditional rite parishes here and overseas. Comments and suggestions from a range of friends have been incorporated.
The Missal is for printing in black and red. This can be expensive in ordinary photocopy shops. But if you have access to a school, university or workplace colour printer/copier for which you pay just the cost price, you should be able to print the entire Missal with the Readings on A4 sheets for about $50; without the readings, about $20. Comb binding can provide a suitable finish. In the case of “06” below, the most expensive option, stitching the A3 “signatures” and then binding with leather or vinyl might add $100 to the cost. The total amount is not unreasonable for a well-presented liturgical book. I note that run of the mill new altar Missals can cost up to $400 in the shops.
So, here is the list of downloadable files:
01 Missal A4 Sheets.pdf
* 02 Missal & Readings A4 Sheets.pdf
04 Congregation Mass Sheets
05 Missal A3 signatures
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I hope that these files will be of some help in your ministry.