The Pew Missal

Ignatius Press, in collaboration with the Pope Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship (Archdiocese of San Francisco) and Lighthouse Catholic Media, plans to publish an annual congregational missal that is fully consistent with the directives of Sacrosanctum Concilium. In addition to having many of the features of the typical "missalette", the Pew Missal will contain the sung entrance and communion antiphons for Sundays and solemnities of the liturgical year, as well as the antiphons and lectionary citations for weekdays, a collection of hymns, musical Mass settings, and many other features.

Your input is greatly appreciated. Please take the time to fill out this short questionnaire below.

* 1. What are the most important features you are looking for in a pew missal/“missalette”?

* 2. Based on the proposal you have seen, what would you like to see added? (If you have not received a proposal, please skip this question.)

* 3. What in the proposal do you think would not be needed or used in your parish? (If you have not received a proposal, please skip this question.)

* 4. In the Pew Missal, would you prefer having:

* 5. In terms of Gregorian chant, do you prefer having:

* 6. Would you prefer that Gregorian chant in the Pew Missal be written in modern or traditional chant notation (note that the Gregorian melodies would be simple)?

* 7. What devotionals would you like to see featured in your pew missals, if any (select all that apply)?

* 8. Which Mass setting does you parish sing on Sundays and/or solemnities (select all that apply)?

* 9. Please list ten hymns/songs (Besides Christmas and Easter hymns) that in your opinion must be included the Pew Missal.