In the next month or so I plan on attending a 1962 mass for the first time. I think the church, which is about 40 mins to an hour away, uses paperback missals with only the ordinary in them, and I’d like to have something with the readings in it, as I comprehend biblical readings better when I can follow along with them. I don’t currently have a lot of money to buy a nice 1962 missal, but I do have two old ones: a 1942 “My Sunday Missal by Father Stedman” and a 1966 “St. Joseph Continuous Sunday Missal.” The Stedman missal is rather fragile so I don’t like the idea of using it for mass, so I was wondering if the 1966 missal would be okay to use. I realise the ordinary was revised in 1964, but it’s my understanding that the calendar and reading cycle would be the same.
So, would the 66 missal work if I really only want to use it to follow the readings?