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Step-by-Step Guide to the Mass


Dear Reader,

In this forty-five page book, you will find a step-by-step explanation and a commentary on each part of the Mass and of the various seasons of the Liturgical Year.

Each chapter ends with a summary statement, questions for personal and group reflection, and a good practice suggestion.


Download Step-by-Step Guide to the Mass (PDF)

  • "This book on the Mass represents rich spiritual wisdom from the heat of the day, being the work of a long-time pastor in the trenches. It's down to earth explanations and practical suggestions will enhance our active participation in the Mass, enabling us to drink all the more deeply from the ever fresh waters of Word and Sacrament that spring up unto life eternal."
    - Thomas H. Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education, Boston College
    Author of What Makes Us Catholic

  • "Fr. Tobin has performed a great service for our Catholic community in writing this easy-to-read book on the Mass and the Liturgical Year. I especially liked the way he connected the Eucharist to our daily lives. I highly recommend this book to all who wish to grow in their understanding of the Mass and our Church Year."
    - Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

  • "Father Eamon Tobin's explanation of the parts of the Mass and of the Liturgical Year is informative, inspiring and spiritually nourishing. He offers an exciting plan for a living, active and faith-filled participation in the liturgy with extensive and illuminating comments, reflection questions and pastoral tips. His pastoral heart is present on every page of his book."
    - Father Alfred McBride, O. Praem., St. Joseph Priory, De Pere, WI
    Author of How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer and Bolder



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