This edition of the Saint Joseph Children's Missal, treasured by countless youngsters for over four decades, introduces some notable changes:
- The Missal has been extended from 96 to 128 pages.
- The Mass comes to life in 28 new full-color photographs.
- The illustrated Life of Christ section has been expanded to depict over 40 important moments and lessons from Jesus' time on earth.
- Lists of Jesus' Miracles and Parables have been added.
- The Prayers section has more than doubled in size.
- A helpful section on preparing for the Sacrament of Penance has been added.
- Important Teachings—The Beatitudes, The Sacraments, illustrated Holydays of Obligation in the Dioceses of the United States, and The Church Year and Vestment Colors—are now included.