Thursday, December 3, 2009

Priest Gift Idea For Those Celebrating the Latin Mass

Hello everyone. Recently, a priest asked us to design a special accessory altar card for use in the celebration of the Roman Catholic Extraordinary Form Latin Mass. He explained to us that during certain times of the Mass, the priest must recite certain prayers while bowing, etc. Although the prayers are on the main Altar Cards, it is too awkward to try to read off of them at these times. Our priest friend envisoned a simple card to be laid flat on the altar right in front of him that contained just a few key prayers.

Well, I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard of this dilemma before now. But, it sure made sense to me. So, I went ahead and whipped up a nice little altar card for him as well as other priests who are bound to be encountering this problem. I only wish that I had known of this sooner.

Pictured on the left, we are calling this new companion altar card, "Supplices Prayer & Priest Prayers Before Communion." The name says what prayers are on it. The font is very nice and is a large 14 points. We put just a simple gold graphic on it so that it would go well with most altar settings.

For anyone considering a nice little useful gift for their priest, this card would be a good choice. Not as good a choice as season tickets to Ohio State Buckeye Football games probably, but a good choice.

Take care.

"Beckett" Extraordinary Form High Mass Altar Cards

Hello everyone. I hope your day is going well and you are enjoying this 2009 Christmas Season so far. We were recently asked to design a set of Roman Catholic Latin High Mass large print altar cards. So, we took to the design boards and whipped up this nice set of "Beckett" Extraordinary Form High Mass Altar Cards.

"Beckett," named after a font used in the design, features large, 14 point type on the center card, and, even larger 16 point type on the two side cards. The artwork is beautiful, the type is easy to read, and this set contains all of the prayers necessary to say High Mass. It can also be used to celebrate the Low Mass too.

Another unique feature of this set of High Mass altar cards, is that its layout is user-friendly for the celebrating priest. The "Placeat" prayer is located top right on the center card and is therefore not blocked from view by the chalice. The center card also contains the full text of the "Supplices" prayer, not commonly found on altar cards elsewhere. Ditto for the "Corpus tuum" prayer that we include on the Lavabo card.

We are thrilled to be able to supply our older priest customer with a great set of High Mass altar cards and hope that you like these too. If you have any special design needs, feel free to contact us any time at