Missal App developed in Blue Mountains for Australian congregations

22 January 2019
The Missal App logo. Image: Masso Foundation.

 

The Masso Foundation on 15 January 2019 announced the release of The Missal Application (App) for its Australian users. It is a complete Australian version of the Roman Catholic Missal that includes readings and responses which are correct for Australian congregations.

The app was designed in the Blue Mountains by two self-taught computer programmers James McLoughlin and Samantha Day. James McLoughlin is a parishioner of St Finbar’s Parish, Glenbrook.

The Missal App includes readings for Australia Day and Anzac day and has been tested in Australia for five years. The Missal App is very accurate and has been approved for use by the Australian Bishops Commission for Liturgy.

The front page of the Missal App. Image: Masso Foundation.

The Missal App allows a book (over three thousand pages) to be stored on your device for easy access, even without internet availability. The App is also intuitive for its users and beautifully appointed.

Mr David Bolton of the Masso Foundation said that he hopes The Missal App will help Australian Catholics get the most out of Mass and that the Foundation was grateful for the generous donation of the royalties for the sale of The Missal.

The Missal App. Image: Masso Foundation.

The Missal App uses smart selection by accessing the calendar on the Android tablet or mobile phone to automatically select the correct prayers and readings for the day and provides multiple options where there is more than one feast for that day. It even switches on a Saturday afternoon for the Vigil Sunday Mass and includes other celebrations such as Nuptial (Wedding), Votive Masses and Masses for the Dead.

The Missal App is available for use on Android devices from the Google Play Store for just $4.99.

With thanks to the Masso Foundation.

 

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