Shopping for a 1962 Daily Missal can be difficult… but we have made most popular Traditional Missals available from the Rosary Bay shop. This page is designed to help those who wish to purchase a Missal for their devotional use.
The Latin Mass is truly beautiful and holy. Having a good missal helps you to enjoy and appreciate it all the more. This use of a hand Missal is a well-established practice. There are many ways in which the Faithful can assist at Mass and thereby join with the Priest in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice. Many people find that the use of a hand Missal, with text in Latin and English, helps them to avoid distraction and follow the Mass with understanding and devotion.
When buying a Missal, consider the following information:
Date of Publication: Try to find a Missal published as close to 1962 as possible and certainly no later. An earlier publication date will not include additional feasts added to the Universal Calendar, or the revision of the Holy Week celebrations made in 1955. People considering buying a second-hand or reprinted edition should consider how much of a disadvantage not having these texts would be, especially if there is the possibility of attending the Holy Week ceremonies at a Church or Chapel using the revised liturgy. Avoid all Missals published on or after 1965, unless it is a modern re-print of a version published up to 1962.
Latin and English: Hand missals differ between how much of the texts are given in Latin and English. While most will have a bilingual texts of the Ordinary of the Mass placed side-by-side, the texts of the Proper Prayers (ie. the variable parts) may only be in English. Before making a purchase it is important to decide if it is important that you have all of the texts in both languages.
Daily, Sunday and Booklet Missals: Be clear whether the Missal you are considering contains texts for the entire year (Daily Missals), or just for Sundays and Major Feasts. Booklet ‘Missals’ will normally contain only the text of the Ordinary (ie. fixed) portions of the Mass. If you only need the Latin and English version of the Ordinary of the Mass, we have made availbale the Sunday Missal Booklets in our store.
Quality & Bindings: Missals may be presented in real or imitation leather, vinyl or cloth-covered boards. If buying a second-hand Missal, make sure that the cover is not cracked or that the pages are firmly bound and not damaged by damp or over-use.
Which Traditional Missal Missal to buy?
All 1962 Missals available from the Rosary Bay are are new/re-printed versions of Missals published from 1945-1962. Please follow the links to purchase the Missal you like.
The Angelus Press 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal
The Angelus Press 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal is the most complete Latin-English Missal ever produced! This Tridentine Latin/English daily missal has been newly typeset in over 40 years! All the Masses of the Liturgical Year according to the Roman Calendar of 1962. This missal include the complete texts of the liturgy in both Latin and English. This new missal is a tremendous blessing to all who want to “pray the Mass” with increasing fervor. It is a sure means to helping Catholics deepen their appreciation for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite – the Tridentine Latin Mass. All readings in English (Douay-Rheims) and Latin. All music in Gregorian notation. Ordinary with rubrics in RED. Over 1,980 pages – flexcover, – 5 liturgically-colored ribbons. Prefaces of the mass are included before the canon so you don’t have to look for them and use up an extra ribbon.
The Baronius Press 1962 Daily Missal
The Baronius Press 1962 Daily Missal contains the English translations and the Latin originals of the rites and texts for Holy Mass and many other liturgical ceremonies that were attended by the vast majority of Roman Catholics in the centuries before the liturgical reforms of Vatican Council II took effect. The liturgy of the 1962 Daily Missal is better known as the “Tridentine Mass”, “Traditional Latin Rite” or “Traditional Roman Rite” and since 2007 as the “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite”. Over 2,240 pages printed in red/black – flexcover, – 5 liturgically-colored ribbons.
The St. Andrew Daily Missal by Dom Gaspar Lefebvre OSB
The St. Andrew Daily Missal is the original 1945 reprint without revisions. One of the most popular Tridentine missals. Throughout the missal there is Latin and English text side-by-side. The Ordinary of the Mass contains the rubrics, printed in red, which the priest follows while offering the Mass. Each feast has a brief narrative of the Saint for the day. The missal also includes Vespers for Sundays and other feast days.
Please note that several Mass changes after 1945, especially the major changes for Holy Week are not in this version. St Andrew missal has by far the most accurate/detailed information and explicit explanations for various masses, holy days etc. St. Andrew Missal has another great “plus” in that it has beautiful explanations and commentary before each and every Sunday’s liturgy, as well as for those of the special Feast Days. Over 1900 pages – hardcover, – 5 liturgically-colored ribbons.