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iMissal #1 Catholic App

by Cantcha, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

Price: $4.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.66
  • Improved Mass Audio, fixes for some devices

Product Details

  • ASIN: B006R8C4U8
  • Release Date: December 29, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,936 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Take a Catholic reference and Missal with you anywhere
  • Access prayers and scripture while on the go
  • Review audio and video of Mass
  • Get a daily Bible verse
  • See latest Catholic news and events

Product Description

iMissal is Catholic reference application and Roman Missal for your mobile devices. If you are a life-long Catholic or new to the faith, this application is for you. Use iMissal to delve further into the Church's holy celebration. Here is what is included in iMissal:

- Liturgical Calendar: Full calendar displaying all of the liturgical seasons. The calendar is color coded based on liturgical season and shows Holy Days of Obligation, Solemnities, Major Feasts, Saints, etc. Calendar is currently available for years 1990 - 2050.

- Mass Readings: All the Mass Readings for every liturgical cycle (A,B,C,I,II) are included. This includes First Reading, Psalm, Second Reading, Alleluia, and Gospel for all Sunday and Weekday Masses. Reading text is always available for every day, and no WIFI connection necessary. Uses translations officially approved for Mass in the U.S. Great resource for Lectors.

- Audio of the Mass Readings: Audio is only available for more recent dates (sliding window of approximately 30 days). Wi-Fi connection recommended for optimal playback of audio files.

- Order of Mass: Ever wish you could follow along in Mass and have all the prayers, responses, etc. available? Now you can. Great for RCIA candidates that are new to the faith. New Mass 3rd Edition is now included.

- Mass Videos: Cantcha, Inc. has teamed up with CatholicTV.com and now provides videos of the Mass for you to watch. Wi-Fi connection is required for optimal playback of videos. Videos are of high quality.

- Our Daily Bread: Get a unique Bible verse for every day of the year displayed on beautiful backgrounds. Choose from three different Bible translations. (NAB, NIV, and KJV). These verses have been hand selected from some of the most popular passages. Also included are some obscure verses you may have not seen before. Save your favorite verses for later reference. Search on any word across all verses to quickly find your favorites. If you miss a day, you can easily go back to view previous verses. Mix it up by pushing the random button to get new verse each time. E-mail any verse (w/o background) to your friends and family with a push of a button.

- Prayers: More than 100 of the most popular Catholic prayers are included. E-mail your favorite prayers to your friends.

- Catholic News Feed: Stay current on Catholic News and Events.

The liturgical texts provided in iMissal are used with the permission of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and the International Committee on English in the Liturgy. They are the official texts approved for use in the dioceses of the United States by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Technical Details

  • Size: 5.9MB
  • Version: 2.66
  • Developed By: Cantcha, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what i wss looking for!! January 19, 2012
By M
Verified Purchase
I have been looking for a book at my Catholic Bookstore, and they were big, bulky & expensive. Having this application on my FIRE it is always with me. I also find that now when I have a few extra minutes I am drawn to iMissal.
Thanks
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this app January 2, 2012
By EKS
Verified Purchase
Thanks so much for bringing this app to the Kindle Fire! I now have it on all my devices and so I'm never without it. The video's run without any problems. I have nothing but praise for Cantcha! I hope that you will make Saint A Day available as well.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, all in one place. March 13, 2012
By Prof.W
Verified Purchase
This app is exactly what I have been looking for. It contains everything I need to fully participate in the mass without going back and forth in the document. This is now the only missal I use. Thanks for a useful product.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IMissal - For Kindle Fire HD December 2, 2012
Verified Purchase
Works great. If using during mass with no wifi connection remember to set the date before leaving your house and shut down from the readings page. Otherwise the app will default to the home page which will require you to go to the calendar page to load that day's readings but you will not be able to load the readings because you will not have wifi service.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good app but I found a better one October 7, 2012
By Diane M
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This is a nice app but right after I bought it I found a better one that's free.
The ilaudate app has all that this one has plus prayers, the Bible and a daily
audio meditation that is wonderful.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for new and returning Catholics December 28, 2012
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I was born and raised Catholic but then began to attend my wife's church decades ago. I have been "out of the loop" for a long time, now wanting to return.

Returning to church is all that much harder when your embarrassed over the fact that you simply don't remember what is going on. Some things have also changed over those years.

It can also be stressful as a convert or new Christian, as things happen fast and you get lost easily.

This app is an incredible help with step by step missal including notes. You know exactly what is happening and what it means during the whole mass.

I have noticed other reviews for the free app Laudate. While Laudate would be a fine alternative for up to date Catholics it is lacking the extra notes and pointers throughout.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, lots of info here. February 8, 2012
Verified Purchase
I really enjoy using this app at Mass, haven't noticed any discrepancies so far, so maybe they fixed the issues. I find I use this for its calendar just as much as the readings as most calendar apps don't have holidays denoted.
One funny thing I did not anticipate is I find myself trying to shield my kindle from fellow parishioners (esp. kids), lest I give anyone the impression that I'm surfing the Internet, playing games or otherwise goofing off in church. lol
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but has a strong contender January 27, 2013
Verified Purchase
iMissal for KF offers the daily readings with or without audio, a daily Scripture verse with an option to save it as a favorite, a good-but-not-great collection of prayers, and a source for current Catholic news. At the time of this review it does not offer the iPhone/iPad's Saint of the Day option.

It's a good app, but I was recently persuaded to try the Laudate app, and I have to say I think it's better. I don't think it has the Scripture feature, but it offers the same audio for the readings, along with several audio meditations on them, and they are excellent. It also has a superior collection of prayers. Unless you don't mind paying for both sight unseen, I'd try to find friends who have these and check them both out first. I'm inclined to give Laudate the edge at the moment, but iMissal has served me well for almost two years now.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this app!
I love this app and use it daily and it's more than convenient to use in church on Sunday!
Published 4 days ago by Christine A. Waugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Mchanick
Great app, I love the option of hearing the readings and responsorials.
Published 14 days ago by Mchanick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 14 days ago by Michele Reviero
4.0 out of 5 stars All in one-good app
Would have given a 5, if my saint of the of the day part of it would have transferred over from my old phone.
Published 17 days ago by John M. Mizerka
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Kindle
I use it at least once a week; used it first on my android phone, and now have it on me windows phone. Read more
Published 18 days ago by John J. Sauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Use it every Sunday
Published 1 month ago by C2Ranches
5.0 out of 5 stars Works on Blackberry
This app was previously availabe from Blackberry App World for the legacy devices. It was wonderful. Sadly it was not available on the new Blackberry 10 devices. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Brant F
5.0 out of 5 stars it's awesome but...
Same message for the readings but the words are different so an update is due I guess anyways it's just fine for me! Worth the buy!
Published 2 months ago by SChanice
5.0 out of 5 stars great app
use this everyday at home and daily Mass. the audio helps me with reading and of course the many prayers am and pm
Published 2 months ago by tom malatesta
5.0 out of 5 stars IMissal
This is the best all in one for daily readings! A good source for Catholics to use daily. I like that I can pick the day I need, sometimes I miss a day and can catch up later.
Published 2 months ago by Kim M. Jones
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