I received a nice gift from a Catholic priest about 13 years ago - a St Joseph Sunday Missalo. I bring it to each mass I attend, and follow the mass and of course listen and follow the text of God’s Word (readings and Gospel) . Recently I was told by a Deacon I know at my parish that we are not to read the missal; only to listen to God’s word. I’m confused. When did this go into effect? Why do they even publish Sunday Missals if one is not to bring it to mass. I listen to God’s word during the readings of course, and by reading the text along with hearing only increased God’s Word working through me. If this is new age of Catholicism and not using the missal, what happen to the old ways? Was everybody wrong then? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.