The How to Book of the Mass
Michael Dubruiel

Mass n. 1. The Liturgy of the Eucharist. 2. The Breaking of the Bread. 3. To send forth with blessing. Perhaps you know a lot about the Mass, or maybe you are just learning, but there are things that confuse you, like when should you genuflect and when should you bow? When should you stand and when should you sit? What are the different books that are used at Mass and what do they contain? What do words like Amen, Alleluia and Hosanna mean? Help is here!

The How-To Book of the Mass is the only book that not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of themost time-honored tradition of the Catholic Church but also the how.

In this complete guide you get:

  • step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the Mass
  • the Biblical roots of the various parts of the Mass and the very prayers themselves
  • helpful hints and insights from the Tradition of the Church
  • aids in overcoming distractions at Mass
  • ways to make every Mass a way to grow in your relationship with Jesus
Discover how to:
  • Bless yourself
  • Make the Sign of the Cross
  • Genuflect
  • Pray before Mass
  • Join in Singing the Opening Hymn
  • Be penitential
  • Listen to the Scriptures
  • Hear a Great Homily Everytime
  • Intercede for others
  • Be a Good Steward
  • Give Thanks to God
  • Give the Sign of Peace
  • Receive the Eucharist
  • Receive a Blessing
  • Evangelize Others
  • Get something Out of Every Mass You Attend

"Is this not the same movement as the Paschal meal of the risen Jesus with his disciples? Walking with them he explained the Scriptures to them; sitting with them at table 'he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them." 1347, Catechism of the Catholic Church

If you would like to order this book, there are many options.

Your local Catholic bookstore should carry it.

If you would like to place a bulk order for an institution, it is best to do that through Our Sunday Visitor.

The Amazon page is here.

You can order copies through me by going to my bookstore, if I have any currently in stock.

Read an excerpt from The How To Book of the Mass here - how to receive the Eucharist.

You might also be interested in How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist.

How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist gives you nine concrete steps to help you join your own sacrifice to the sacrifice of Christ as you:

  • Serve: Obey the command that Jesus gave to his disciples at the first Eucharist.
  • Adore: Put aside anything that seems to rival God in importance.
  • Confess: Believe in God�s power to make up for your weaknesses.
  • Respond" Answer in gesture, word, and song in unity with the Body of Christ.
  • Incline: Listen with your whole being to the Word of God.
  • Fast: Bring your appetites and desires to the Eucharist.
  • Invite: Open yourself to an encounter with Jesus.
  • Commune: Accept the gift of Christ in the Eucharist.
  • Evangelize :Take him and share the Lord with others.

Filled with true examples, solid prayer-helps, and sound advice, How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist shows you how to properly balance the Mass as a holy banquet with the Mass as a holy sacrifice. With its references to Scripture, quotations from the writings and prayers of the saints, and practical aids for overcoming distractions one can encounter at Mass, this book guides readers to embrace the Mass as if they were attending the Last Supper itself.

Michael Dubruiel

This book is now out of print, but you may download a pdf of the original version here. No cost! Free!

And A Pocket Guide to the Mass.

For a free download of The Power of the Cross, and links to a series of radio interviews on that book, go here.



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