08 November 2008

Book Sought

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A parish in which a Merton 08 graduate has reintroduced the Extraordinary Form of the Mass is looking out for a couple of copies of the 1962 edition of the Altar Servers' Handbook.
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They are particularly useful because they are properly bound and lie flat; they also look suitably decorous as items to be used in the sanctuary.
They are useful as an aide-memoire for the priest at the foot of the altar, both for the introductory prayers, and for the Leonine prayers at the end of Mass. (It takes a long time to be confident that you can say all of these prayers accurately and confidently.)
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And they are designed for the server: they contain everything he needs to say and do, and contain prayers to say during the Mass as well which, while designed for boys, are just as suitable for grown men.
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I have tried abebooks and there aren't any for sale there. There is an online version of the pre-1962 version (ie with the Confiteor before Communion) here but even though I could edit the text, it still wouldn't be the slim red volume shown in the picture. They have two copies on loan at the moment, but would like two of their own, so that the loan copies might be returned for use somewhere else.
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Can anybody help?

2 comments:

Jackie Parkes said...

Hey I'm sure I have that! Must try & find it....you would be welcome to it..pray to St Anthony..

Jackie Parkes said...

That was quick! Found it..only thing it is in poor condition with pages loose although text is very clear..if you want it e-mail me at

rosary@blueyonder.co.uk