THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED! I look forward to mining your suggestions.
“A closet Traditional Catholic!!”:rotfl: Very funny! I guess you just “outed” yourself!!!
Actually, and excuse my ignorance of the correct vocabulary, I am looking for the missal (?), I guess. I’d like to be able to follow along, in the Latin as well as with the English, but I would like to own my own copy so that I can “read ahead.”
One poster had provided me with a website that lists all the Traditional Masses in the Diocese of the United States, and it also seemed that there was nothing close by to me. But while at work today, I was bored, I took out the phone book and found a Catholic Church that listed itself as a Traditional Catholic Parish–and it was not on the website. I will call them tomorrow. If they are not TLM, I will make the trek this Sunday.
Thanks for putting a huge smile on my face, windmill!
Then, if you are wanting to get a missal, there are two ways to go about it. If you want a fully functional missal that will give you all the gregorian parts of mass, get the Baronius Missal. If you are like me and still want to learn about all the parts with a cheaper missal, get the St. Joseph’s Daily Missal (1953) and learn about why everything happens as it does. If you want to move on to the Baronius missal, you always can later. But the SJM provides a cheaper way to ease into the TLM.
When I was looking for info on Latin Mass missals, someone pointed me here and I found the site very helpful. It’s in the UK so it might be more convenient to order from somewhere else. Click on the red boxes for pictures and descriptions. I ended up choosing the Roman Catholic Daily Missal. It is published by Angelus Press which is associated with SSPX.
I had already ordered the Baronius Missal that windmill recommended before reading your post this morning. I am very grateful to you and all who responded, and I’ve enjoyed surfing Tan Books which Marilena recommended.