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iMissal Catholic app review: the best Roman Missal app approved by the Catholic Church-2020



If you are looking for an iPhone and iPad app that enables access to a Roman Missal at the convenience of your fingertips, iMissal Catholic is the perfect one for you. Granted an official Imprimatur by the Catholic Church, this mass readings app is fully approved for use.

At the reasonable cost of $4.99, one might think twice before purchasing an app for mass on the expensive side like this one, but if you consider the costs of a hard copy of the Missal, then you will see that iMissal is worth the price and has far more to offer than a printed version.

A lot of people say iMissal is a great replacement for paper bible in their catholic app review on iTunes, but is that really true? Will look further into this with our iMissal app review. Let's discuss the other features of this app. And, when finished, check out our best bible study apps list for more great options.

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iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary)


A Complete Missal

iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary) features a full calendar, color-coded with all the liturgical seasons. It also displays the Holy Days of Obligation, Solemnities, Saints, and more for the years 1990 to 2050.

The Missal also include all the mass readings for every single liturgical cycle, including the First Reading, Second Reading, Alleluia, and more for the Sunday as well as the Weekday Masses.

This app is an awesome resource for Lectors, newcomers, and RCIA as the translations have been approved for Mass within the United States by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Furthermore, all the prayers, responses, and more are available to help you join in and feel part of the community. Mass Videos are also being made available now through but again quality will suffer if you don't have internet connectivity.

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News Feed, Daily Bread, & Prayers

The Daily Bread is a great feature of iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary), bringing you a hand-picked Bible verse each day of the year ranging from very popular ones to obscure ones you may have never heard before. Verses are presented to you on beautiful backgrounds that are randomly shuffled between 20 uplifting images.

This app also brings you more than hundred Catholic prayers that have been most popular. You can save or share your favorites via email. There is also a news feed to keep you posted on Catholic news and events.

iMissal app for mass runs on devices with iOS 8.0 or later with support of up to iOS 14.0 and it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It will need 33.8 MB of free memory space on your mobile device to download and install.

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iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary)


Pros & Cons


  • Access the Roman Missal from anywhere at anytime even without Internet
  • Watch videos and listen to audio of Masses
  • Keep up with Catholic News


  • Audio and video of Mass require a WiFi connection for optimal playback quality

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Final Words

If you are a Lector or RCIA candidate or simply new to this faith, then iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary) is a must-have on your iPhone or iPad to have a very portable and handy version of the Roman Missal at your disposal.

iMissal Catholic (Mass Reading, Calendar, Lectionary)

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.