Parish Ritual (1962 Travel Size-Compact Version)
This is more convenient for the everyday use of a priest than the three-volume Ritual set, although both are useful and many traditional priests will probably want both. It is a compact version of the three-volume Ritual set. It has all the traditional blessings.
Parish Ritual. Intended to aid Parish Priests in the Ordered Exercise of the Pastoral Ministry. Containing of rites and ceremonies taken from the latest editions of the Collectio Rituum and Rituale Romanum ...
In December of 2017 we were approached by a seminarian on behalf of some priests, who were looking for a travel-size Ritual for the administration of the most important and most frequently used ceremonies, devotions and sacraments in the traditional rite. The seminarian had a scanned copy of the 1962 Parish Ritual originally edited by Father Frederick McManus and Father Bede Babo, O.S.B. Certain changes, however, were requested so that the book would conform to the more traditional Psalms and other Scriptural translations. We took out the 1945 Pian Psalter and replaced it with the Vulgate Psalter of St. Jerome, whenever the psalms were used in the Ritual. And for the Confraternity Scriptural texts we used the Douay-Rheims translations instead. We also reset the Gregorian chant notes so that they are clearer and easier to read.
This liturgical book is a new version of the Ritual that is similar to what was called the Collectio Rituum, having most of the features of that book. Moreover, we added an extra appendix which was not in the original. This Latin/English Ritual will certainly be a benefit for all priests who wish to have a useful travel-size book.
We have had this book designed and printed in the traditional way: real ink, sewn signatures, 2 ribbons, bonded flex black leather, front & back stampings, round &
Table of Contents
Confirmation of the Sick & Danger of Death: 105-109
Sacrament of Penance: 109-120
Administration of Holy Communion outside of Mass: 121-124
Forty Hours: 125-138
Extreme Unction: 141-149
Communion of the Sick: 150-155
Visitation and Care of the Sick: 156-165
Manner of Assisting of the Dying: 166-184
The Funeral Rite: 185-220
Celebration of Marriage; Silver or Golden Wedding Anniversary, etc: 221-250
Blessings (most common & frequently used): 251-296
Prayer for the Church & Civil Authorities: 309-310
Appendix 1: Hymns
Appendix 2: Blessing of St Benedict Medal, Solemn Blessing of the Cross, longer act of Consecration of the Sacred Heart: 1*-16*
gilt edges, durable end sheets; 314 pages + 16* appendix.