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Pew Books For Your Catholic Congregation
published 23 April 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Book 1St. Isaac Jogues Illuminated Missal, Lectionary, & Gradual

+ DESCRIPTION MOVIE • Book highlights are presented in a fast-paced, enjoyable manner.

+ First Look Images • How this printed book actually looks.

+ Fact Sheet (PDF) • Overview on a single sheet of paper.

+ Special Home Video • How to open & use this book.

+ Table of Contents (PDF) • Familiarize yourself with the contents of this book.

+ Preface (PDF) • Should the Roman Gradual of Vatican II matter for today’s Catholics?

+ Congregational Mass Setting • Scores & Videos for organist, cantor, and SATB choir.

+ Gospel Acc. (1st Tune) • Download or buy all 172 pages!

+ Gospel Acc. (2nd Tune) • Download or buy all 172 pages!

+ Responsorial Psalms • Download or buy all 607 pages!

+ + Purchase this BookOrder your copy today! — Phone, Fax, or Email.

Essay 1 • Which antiphon translations are approved by the Church?
Essay 2 • How long will our current Lectionary translations last?
Essay 3 • Documentation on why Missal antiphons don’t always match the Gradual.
Essay 4 • The purpose of “sung” vs. “spoken” antiphons.
Essay 5 • Possibilities until the Sequences are revised by Liturgiam Authenticam.
Essay 6 • Musical collections of Propers in English

Book 2St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hymnal … coming in 2016

The Jogues Hymnal requires your assistance: YOU GET TO DECIDE which hymns will be included in this 1,000-page book.   Please stay tuned!   In the meantime, try the Pope Francis Hymn Book, which contains all the hymns from the Vatican II Hymnal, plus an additional forty-five (45) new hymns!

Information about the Jogues Hymnal Project will be released on Views from the Choir Loft starting in 2015.

Book 3St. Isaac Jogues Daily Mass Companion

      * *  PDF Download: Preface & Contents

      * *  PDF Download: Fact Sheet for Daily Companion

Purchase this book:

      Softcover: 442 Pages (White Paper) — $11.95

      Softcover: 442 Pages (Cream Paper) — $11.95
This permanent book eliminates the necessity of purchasing disposable Missalettes which must be thrown away every few months. It has been approved by the USCCB. It will save your parish thousands of dollars—which can then be given to the poor—and does not limit the priest’s options when it comes to Memorials, Votive Masses, and so forth.

      * *  Important Essay: “The Real Problem With Missalettes”

USCCB choices (2014):   •   AUG   •   SEPT   •   OCT   •   NOV   •   DEC

USCCB choices (2015)   •   January   •   February   •   March   •   April

USCCB choices (2015)   •   May   •   June   •   July   •   August

USCCB choices (2015)   •   September   •   October   •   November   •   December

THIS SERIES OF BOOKS WAS PRODUCED by the Pope John Paul II Institute for Liturgical Renewal (Owasso, 74055). The Jogues Illuminated Missal bears a 25 March 2014 Imprimatur by Most Reverend Edward J. Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa. Watershed is honored to assist with online promotion until the Institute can create its own website. Specific questions about this series may be directed to the John Paul II Institute.

Members of Corpus Christi Watershed served as part of the production team, as did several CMAA members. The books are being sold by Père Isaac Jogues Art Productions, an LLC owned by a Catholic family. Watershed is honored to promote this endeavor, just as we promote any efforts to spread the singing of the Propers (such as the Simple English Propers, a CMAA venture). If you have legitimate resources to help Catholics sing the Propers, please let us know, so we can assist with promotion!


REVIEW: Fr. Brent Maher

REVIEW: Dallas Area Catholic (Blog)

REVIEW: Christine Sarti

REVIEW: Dr. Peter Kwasniewski (NLM)

REVIEW: Fr. Alan M. Guanella

REVIEW: Fr. Jay Finelli

REVIEW: John Sonnen


To access the resources from the Vatican II Hymnal, click here.