A Picture Book of the Mass Gets a Facelift

I am very excited to announce that A Picture Book of the Mass was updated just a little with my latest printing! I commissioned some artwork for new sit, stand, and kneel symbols.

kneeling angel symbol

sitting angel symbol

standing angel symbol

Aren’t they awesome?! They are by Bernadette Dubois. If you’re looking for a Catholic freelance artist, you can email her at bdubois {at} temple {dot} edu. I couldn’t be happier with this project! They’re a serious upgrade from my other sit, stand, and kneel symbols.

my kneel 3 sit stand 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any projects you’d like to use my blue guys for, go ahead. It was really annoying when I was looking for symbols that I had to create my own, so now there are free sit, stand, and kneel symbols online for everyone to use. I have my angels now, so I don’t need these blue guys anymore. 🙂

I’m already out of the blue guy booklets, so if you order A Picture Book of the Mass now, you’ll get the new ones.

Mass missal for children and adults

I still use my Mass book every week. I love keeping up with the Mass, the beautiful paintings serve as a meditation tool to keep my mind where it should be, and I love being more “in tune” to things, such as the fact that we don’t sing the Gloria during Lent or Advent.

My kids also routinely “read” these during Mass, and Lydia is starting to actually read along with the Mass in these. She is 6. Here are some more pictures with the new symbols.

Mass Book for converts

beautiful Mass book

Mass book for kids

These children’s Mass missals are $7 for 1 or 5 for $25. These are great for converts, First Communion presents, and Easter baskets! You can read more about these here, and order them here. Also, you can read the review of them at the National Catholic Register.

So excited about these new symbols! It’s the little things. 🙂

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  1. I love this Mass book. My son, almost 6yrs, used it for the first time this week. He was very focused on which page we were on and what those little blue guys were doing. He is rather short and up to this point he has stood on the kneeler during Consecration in order to see, but not this week. He was kneeling, with his head sticking out of the pew looking down the center isle. It was very cute.

  2. I LOVE these. I will be ordering several for my kids and for our Sunday school kids.

  3. Lacy, I love your Mass book and have written a post for my local yahoogroup touting it. I will try to forward that to you. Have you ever considered offering a second version with a more “adult-looking” cover design? The current one looks most appealing to young children. Just a thought.

  4. We love our Mass books! My kids, 7, 5, 4, “read” along every week. We finally wore one of our copies out. This morning at Mass the cover fell off! Good thing I bought extras!

  5. Oh I wish we had this for Byzantine Catholics! My nephew has just started going to mass and he needs something to focus on!

  6. perhaps silly question, but does this version use the new order of the Mass?
    thanks!

  7. Are your mass books based on the new mass with the change of words in the prayers? I’m having such a tough time finding a mass book that is based on the new mass.

  8. Susan McCune says:

    The Churches in our county in Ohio are going to have a display and give aways at the fair . Is there anything that you can suggest for the children. Hopefully free, because we want to give out alot. Thank You, Susie

  9. Lacy, do your books tell why certain things are done? I have a son with Asperger’s Syndrome (autism) and he’s always asking me why do we do this or that. Or says, “I don’t understand what’s going on.” I’ve tried to tell him as much as I can but am hoping a children’s book of some sort would be better. Could you recommend a book?

    Thank you!

    • hmmmm… it does tell what’s going on, but it doesn’t tell why. However, it does have pictures of what’s going on. For instance, a picture of Jesus coming in on Palm Sunday on the donkey with “Hosanna in the Highest” because that’s when we were saying that. So if you think it would help to associate images with parts of the Mass, this might be a good resource for you.

      • Thanks Lacy!
        I did go ahead and order the 5 pack for my kids and a friend’s too :-). I’ll just have to keep looking for the ‘whys’.

        Thanks again!

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