In this Sunday's homily we spoke about attentive and watchful participation in the Mass, tying in the Season of Advent as well as the New Translation of the Mass. We mentioned the use of Missals (not missiles) as a way to get more out of Mass and to develop our personal encounter with Jesus, truly present in each Mass. Here are some sources for your Christmas gift list.
Here are a couple varieties from Aquinas and More book store. They are from a reputable and good Catholic bookstore. There are simpler and cheaper versions (from St. Joseph's press). As well as more expensive, and dare I say, deluxe versions.
Another great option I mentioned was the Magnificat magazine. it contains the readings and prayers of, not only Sunday Masses but also daily Masses. It also has beautiful artwork and inspiring passages each day from saints and other Catholic authors. A subscription is $45 for the year. If that seems too much, you could order a promo copy. They even have an iPhone version, free with a print subscription or with an online subscription.
Quite cool and all good use of your Christmas list. What grandma wouldn't want to her grandchild in college something with which to dive into their faith?
Cross posted at Pius XII Newman Center.