This Missal is considered a favorite among Traditionally minded Catholics. It is a reprint of the 1953 edition with the imprimatur from 1950 by Francis Cardinal Spellman. The size of the print of the Ordinary of the Mass is larger than the rest of the missal and is in both English and Latin but only has the English translation of the proper (changing) prayers of the Mass. The wording is easy to understand and parts of the Ordinary of the Mass are marked and explained for each section. Latin is on the left hand side and English is on the right hand side of The Ordinary of the Mass with the rubrics printed in red. The St. Joseph Daily Missal also contains an Introduction Explaining the Mass, brief descriptions of the Mass vestments, liturgical colors, the clarification of feasts, a “Simple Way to Follow the Mass”, an explanation of fasting and abstinence days and more, along with the much loved, Treasury of Prayers. It is sprinkled throughout with black and white prints and pictures. It does not have the 1962 updates or the revised Holy Week Liturgy.
Hardbound, sewn binding, 5 multi-colored ribbon markers, red edged pages, gold embossed print on cover front and spine, 4 ½” x 6 ¾” x 1 3/8”, a lightweight 1lb. 3 oz., 1342 pp.