By Rev. J. B. O’Connell
This book is a must have for all English speaking priests who celebrate the Roman Rite according to the liturgical books of 1962.
The Celebration of Mass contains a description of the “General Rubrics of the Mass,” “The Low Mass” and its special forms, as well as, serving low Mass, and “The Rite of Solemn Mass and Sung Mass.” It describes the laws as they were in force in 1962, citing frequently from Church documents up until 1962.
It is recommended that priests learn the directions for the motions of Mass using Learning the Extraordinary Form and then use this book for learning thoroughly the laws governing the saying of Mass. This book is helpful for interpreting the Rubrics of the Roman Breviary and Missal and General Rubrics of the 1962 Missal, which are essential for every priest to know before offering the Traditional Rite. Finally, it is important for the priest to have an Ordo.
Hardcover, printed in 2011, Imprimatur, 6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, 640 pp.