My best friend and I are fairly new Catholics. We are in RCIA classes, and have had three so far. We are both well studied in religion, especially Christianity. So, while we very much enjoy our rcia classes, they have been incredibly basic so far. We do get some good discussion time too, though, and we really like the teachers. I am currently reading the Catechism of the Catholic church, as well as a book which one of the rcia teachers lent me called, “theology and sanity.”
However, we try to attend mass three times a week, and sometimes we get lost when it comes to the things that the whole congregation says. We mostly have figured out how to find the readings used in the weekday masses (in the liturgy of hours or whatever book is being used.) We have even memorized the Apostles creed, a few key prayers, and most of the things said regularly in mass. Yet, there are times when something entirely new is thrown at us. We know that we should also learn the Nicene creed, but where can we learn the other norms of mass? Sometimes we feel that we are the only ones who don’t know something entirely new to us when it comes up in mass. I do also have a couple of good Catholic aps on my phone. I would have more, but my phone is cheap and doesn’t have a lot of memory.
Thank you so much for any assistance.