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On February 1, 2018, Catholic Book published Excerpts from the Roman Missal. This publication, informally known as "The Book of the Chair," features the texts of the Roman Missal used by the celebrant while at the chair. Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, this slimmer companion text addresses the concerns about the weight of the Roman Missal. At roughly half the page count of our full Roman Missal, Excerpts from the Roman Missal will be a welcome addition to your parish liturgical library as well as appreciated by both celebrants and altar servers.

Each of our three distinct editions affirms our nearly 107-year commitment to publishing excellence, with every copy hand-tabbed and subject to rigorous inspection by our staff, ensuring that each book meets our stringent quality requirements.


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    Excerpts From The Roman Missal: Deluxe Genuine Leather Ed.

    The Deluxe Genuine Leather Edition is hand-bound by master craftsmen, using hand-selected two-tone leather cut from specially tanned hides of impeccable quality. The two-color stamped cover and gold stamped spine add a distinctive beauty, while the luxurious Chevo endsheets enhance the edition’s artistry. Stain under gilded pages adds opulence while providing protection from dust and … more

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    Excerpts From The Roman Missal: Clothbound Edition

    The large Clothbound Edition  includes all the enhanced features that celebrants have come to know and trust from Catholic Book Publishing: Large, easy-to-read type; printed and doubly reinforced end papers; durable, functional tabs; a sturdy, Roxite cover; and satin ribbon markers that add an elegant finishing touch. Specially produced acid-neutral cream paper from established, quality … more

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    Excerpts From The Roman Missal: Chapel Clothbound Edition

    The compact 7″ x 9″ Chapel Clothbound Edition features highly readable type for text and music, while boasting a proven layout that respects functional page-turns. As with the present Roman Missal, sturdy 80 lb. paper used for the Order of Mass provides extra strength to withstand everyday use. Like the … more