The USCCB-approved Breaking Bread 2022 eMissal app offers an exciting new way to participate in the liturgy. With instant access to music, readings and the Order of Mass, parishioners can stay connected through song and prayer from the convenience of their smart phone or tablet.
Users can add songs, psalms and acclamations to individual celebrations, allowing them to prepare for Mass ahead of time. Breaking Bread 2022 eMissal is also perfect for those unable to attend Mass in person who want to participate via livestream. Simple and easy to use, it's a wonderful resource for active participation in the liturgy and for personal devotion.
• Over 850 songs, psalms and Gospel Acclamations
• Readings and Mass propers for Sundays, holy days and daily Masses
• Order of Mass
• A full PDF of the missal
• Full readings for daily Mass
• Zoom feature, making music easier to read
• A linked table of contents for easy navigation
*This app is only intended for use during the 2022 liturgical year, starting on November 28, 2021. A new, updated app will be released each liturgical year.
Content updated through November 26th.
Ratings and Reviews
Nice looking but lacks how to use instructions
After working with this app for about a month, I like the layout and ability to add music to the daily mass selection. Big problem is no instructions on how to use this app. You can add the Responsorial Psalm from Respond & Acclaim, but there are no instructions on how to do it. As a music minister, I use the ForScore app for my music and wanted to have an easier way to have the day’s reading on my iPad. This app gives me the readings which I appreciate. There is a lot to offer with this app. OCP needs to do a better job of showing parishioners what this app has to offer them.
I used to like this app
I used to like this app—last year’s version arrived with everything there. It’s very convenient to have all of this in one place on my phone. This year’s version has been frustrating. The ability to look ahead (or work ahead—I’m not always in my office with all my planning books) was great. Was great. This year’s version has arrived incomplete—it is in a state of constant update. The content is the same as the printed version, so I’m not sure why the e-missal can’t reflect that. Instead—anything beyond 4-8 weeks out isn’t available. And then the app updates—and you get another 4-6 weeks instead of the entire missal. We have encouraged our parishioners to download this, since it has been difficult to purchase additional printed copies—and they have the same frustration. The current update is only through July 10. With 5 months left on the current missal, is there any hope that the next update will give us the rest of the year?
Being a music leader I find myself “running behind” during the Order of The Mass, and juggling a paper missal (quietly) has always been my challenge. The eMissal has a look and feel (and flow) of the classic worship product. I also like the adjustable font size and backgrounds to make it easier read. I can set my device on the music stand to use it.
There are no instructions, but you can add the music including the Responsorial and Gospel acclamation, and view inline as you prepare for Mass. Just search for “First Sunday” or “Thirtieth Sunday” — whatever is appropriate for that Sunday when searching for songs, and use “+” or “Add” and the piece is inserted for the Liturgy. This is dependent on your music ministry using Respond and Acclaim, however.
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- iPod touch
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.