I need some liturgical and musical help. I am looking for a new seasonal missal (“missalette”) for my parish. I would prefer to have hardbound Sunday missals, but it would be too expensive to purchase these plus weekday missals, and they have no printed Psalm tones.
We are currently using OCP’s “Today’s Missal.” What I like about these is the logical arrangement of the readings for Sundays and weekdays and their Psalm tones. What I don’t like are their hymns, many of which are theologically questionable or politically-reworded. Our OCP “Music Issue” hymnals are being replaced by the hardbound St. Michael Hymnal, but presently they do not print a missal.
In the past, I have used “We Celebrate” (J.S. Paluch) and “Celebrating the Eucharist” (Collegeville Press). The latter had a rather confusing layout at the time. However, as with all such publications, these are not the same today as they were twenty years ago. What other pew missals are available which are easy to follow, have well-written Psalm tones, and if they have music, hymns that are theologically orthodox and easy to sing?