Coming Autumn 2024
Welcome to The New Lectionary

The Lectionary, which is the book that contains the Scripture readings for Mass and the Sacraments, is changing as part of the continuing process of revising liturgical translations. The process began with the Roman Missal in 2011 and has continued with all the other liturgical texts. The new Lectionary will use the English Standard Version - Catholic Edition of the Bible and the Abbey Psalter. The changes are intended to make the biblical translations more faithful to the original languages, biblical scholarship, and to provide a text for use in liturgical setting that is more proclaimable and, where appropriate, more inclusive.

Pre-Order Discounts
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Applies a 10% discount to any new Lectionary products*

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applies a 15% discount to all new Lectionary products* when ordering an Ambo Edition of the Lectionary with either any other Lectionary edition (Ambo, Chapel or Study) or a Book of the Gospels.

*excludes the Special Edition Book of the Gospels (POA)

We urgently need to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the risen Lord, who continues to speak his word and to break bread in the community of believers.
Pope Francis
What's changed?

Text: Typeset in updated specially modified version of Stone font with rubrics in red.
Clarity: Text set in sense lines for ease of proclaimability.
Study Aids: In-line verse numbers simplify cross-referencing for preaching and study.
Calendar: A complete Proper of Saints with new saints and updated national calendars for England, Scotland and Wales.
Index: Fully indexed with page numbers and Lectionary numbers for all biblical references, psalms and feasts, including national propers.
Music: New music settings for Gospel Sequences.

The Ambo Edition is the standard Lectionary for parishes and Mass centres. Exquisitely bound in padded leather, and adorned with gold-blocking, gilded edges and multiple ribbon markers, these volumes are both sturdy and worthy for the proclamation of the Word of God.

IDEAL FOR
Churches | Mass Centres
Binding

Bound in deluxe padded bonded leather with gold blocking on the front, back and spine. A ribbed spine increases durability and ensures the volume will lie flat and keep its shape.

Paper

65gsm ivory low reflectivity high contrast and low show-through FSC sustainably sourced paper.

Detail

Gilt page edges and liturgically coloured ribbons (2 in volume I and 5 in volumes II-IV).

Slipcase

Each volume comes with a rigid cloth bound slipcase for protection when not in use.

IN FOUR VOLUMES
Sundays, Solemnities, Feasts of the Lord.
Weekdays: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time (weeks 1-9), Lent, Easter. Proper of Saints: December – June, Commons.
Weekdays: Ordinary Time (6-34). 
Proper of Saints: June – November, Commons.
Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, 
Votive Masses, Masses for the Dead.
The Ambo Edition
Available from Autumn 2024
£695
(4 volume set)
LC01-P / Deluxe bonded leather Hardback and slipcase / 208x280mm / Vol I 1120pp  Vol II 1104pp • Vol III 1408pp • Vol IV 1176pp7 / ISBN 9781784698027
Each set comes with four stickers that can be inscribed with the names of those who donate to the new liturgical books on behalf of their parish or chapel.

The Chapel Edition is a smaller, more portable version of the Ambo Edition, and is perfect for use in settings where space is at a premium. We do not recommend this Chapel Edition for main churches or regular Mass Centres due to its smaller size.

key features
High-quality, reduced-size edition.
Same complete two-colour text and pagination as the Ambo Edition.
23% smaller dimensions than the Ambo Edition.
Durable colour matched rigid slipcase
Skivertex imitation leather cover.
Sprayed coloured edges.
2-5 ribbons per volume.
Smooth spine.
The Chapel Edition
Available from Autumn 2024
£395
(4 volume set)
LC05-P / Imitation leather Hardback / 160x217mm / Vol I 1120pp • Vol II 1104pp • Vol III 1408pp • Vol IV 1176pp / ISBN 9781784698034
IDEAL FOR
Schools  |  Chaplaincies  |  House Chapels  |  Side Chapels
Binding

Bound in Skivertex imitation grained leather with gold blocking on the front, back and spine. A strengthened spine increases durability and ensures the volume will lie flat and keep its shape.

Paper

50gsm ivory low reflectivity high contrast and low show-through FSC sustainably sourced paper.

Detail

Colour sprayed page edges and liturgically coloured ribbons (2 in volume I and 5 in volumes II-IV).

Slipcase

Each volume comes with a colour matched rigid slipcase for protection when not in use.

The Church has always venerated the Divine scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord, especially in the sacred liturgy
Dei Verbum 21

The Study Edition of the Lectionary is a scaled-down reference edition for liturgy and homily preparation. It is durable, portable and can be used in domestic or house Mass settings.

IDEAL FOR
Personal study  |  Liturgy preparation  |  House Masses
Binding

Bound in cloth with gold blocking on the front, and spine. A strengthened spine increases durability and ensures the volume will lie flat and keep its shape.

Paper

45gsm Primalux white high contrast and low show through FSC sustainably sourced paper.

Detail

Liturgically coloured ribbons (2 in volume I and 5 in volumes II-IV).

key features
The Study Edition is a high-quality, reduced-size edition
Same complete two-colour text and pagination as the Ambo Edition
37.5% smaller dimensions than the Ambo Edition.
Cloth bound gold blocked cover.
2-5 ribbons per volume.
Smooth spine.
The Study Edition
Available from Autumn 2024
£250
(4 volume set)
LC09-P / Clothbound Hardback / 130x180mm / Vol I 1120pp • Vol II 1104pp • Vol III 1408pp • Vol IV 1176pp / ISBN 9781784698041

This stunning Book of the Gospels displays the beauty, majesty and primacy of the Word of God, life of the Church and makes the proclamation of the Gospel a high point of any liturgical celebration.

High quality large volume for processions and special liturgies

Binding

Bound in deluxe bonded leather with gold blocking front back and spine. A ribbed spine gives greater durability to the binding and ensures that the volume will lie flat and keep its shape.

Paper

100gsm ivory low reflectivity high contrast and low show-through FSC sustainably sourced paper.

Detail

Gilded page edges and gilded ribbon, and gold embossed super durable reinforced skinplast endpapers.

Slipcase

The volume comes in a rigid, cloth bound slipcase to protect it when not in use.

Gospel readings for
Sundays, Solemnities & Feasts of the Lord
Blessing of Persons
Dedication of a Church and an Altar
Masses for the Dead
Ritual Masses:
Christian Initiation
Catechumenate and Sacramental Initiation of Adults
Baptism of Infants
Confirmation
Anointing of the Sick
Marriage
Holy Orders
Admission to Candidacy
Ordination
Book of the Gospels
Available from Autumn 2024
£275
LC13 / Leatherbound / Hardback / 600pp / 250x350mm / ISBN 9781784697945
People's Missals & Gospels

CTS Missals beautifully present the new texts of the Lectionary along with Mass texts in side-by-side Latin and English and short introductions to the main feasts by recent Popes.

All hardback and leather-bound missals have a durable, attractive binding, a clear layout, and include:

• Order of Mass with all Eucharistic prayers, prefaces, concluding rites and blessings
• Prayers and devotions
• Masses for special occasions and needs
• Comprehensive appendix of prayers and devotions for all occasions
• Inspiring introductions for major feasts and seasons

Sunday Missal - Standard Edition

Containing the readings and Order of Mass for every Sunday and solemnity of the liturgical cycle, this beautiful hardback missal with two ribbons will support prayer and devotion in all seasons of life.

£19.95
RM44 | Hardback | 1260pp | ISBN 9781784697990
Sunday Missal - White Presentation Edition

Attractively presented in
a slipcase, this gilt-edged white leather edition with two ribbons is a perfect First Holy Communion gift.

£29.95
RM46 | Bonded Leather Hardback | 1260pp | ISBN9781784698010
Sunday Missal - Burgundy Gift Edition

This gilt-edged, burgundy bonded leather missal with two ribbons and a slipcase makes an inspiring gift for any Confirmation candidate, recent convert or life-long Catholic.

£29.95
RM45 | Bonded Leather Hardback | 1260pp | ISBN9781784698003
the cts new sunday missal 2025

Helpfully presented in calendar order from the First Sunday of Advent 2024 to Christ the King 2025, this lightweight, paperback Sunday Missal contains everything you need for Sunday Mass and Solemnities all year. Designed to be affordable and sustainable, this missal can be recycled at the end of 2025 and replaced with the 2026 edition.

£9.95
RM43 | Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784697785
psalms & canticles

The Psalms and Canticles of the Bible are a priceless treasure of in the prayer life of the Church. This special edition of the Abbey Psalter, an updated translation based on the Grail Psalms, has been published in conjunction with the new lectionary for the Catholic Church in England, Scotland and Wales, which uses this translation. This book allows the reader to contemplate and pray with the Psalms and Canticles just as they are heard at Mass.

£12.95
SC138 | A6 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698164
The Gospel of Matthew

St Matthew wrote his great account of the
life of Jesus for the early Judaeo-Christian community, sharing with them teachings that are still foundational to the Christian faith today, including the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Lord’s Prayer, and Jesus’ ‘Great Commission’ to spread the Gospel to all the world.

£3.95
SC130 | Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784697785
£4.95
Larger Print
SC134 | A5 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698126
The gospel of Mark

Traditionally considered to be the first of the four Gospels to be written, and often associated with the teachings of the Apostle Peter, St Mark’s Gospel used concise language to proclaim the Good News to an ancient community of gentile Christians. Despite its brevity, the vibrant prose of this Gospel still speaks to the hearts of Christians today.

£3.95
SC131 | A6 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698096
£4.95
Larger Print
SC135 | A5 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698133
the gospel of luke

St Luke is believed to have been a physician and a companion of St Paul as well as the author of the Acts of the Apostles. His Gospel is particularly known for the attention he gives to the birth and early life of Jesus. From these stories the Church takes the great liturgical prayers of the Magnificat and the Benedictus.

£3.95
SC132 | A6 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698102
£4.95
Larger Print
SC136 | A5 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698140
the gospel of john

The Gospel of John is said to be written by ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’, St John the Apostle. Differing from the other Gospels in style, it opens with a stirring reflection of the Word made flesh and then describes seven miracles revealing Jesus’ divinity, from turning water into wine at Cana and to raising Lazarus from the dead. Jesus’ great priestly prayer at the Last Supper and the story of his washing the disciples’ feet are also taken from this book.

£3.95
SC133 | A6 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698119
£4.95
Larger Print
SC137 | A5 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698157
Coming Autumn 2024
Formation & Catechesis
The New Lectionary Explained

Explaining what the new Lectionary is and why we have it, and answering common questions about what this means for the faithful, this leaflet is the ideal starting point for parish catechesis on the new Lectionary.

£7.95 (Pack of 25)
LF79 | Leaflet | 8pp | ISBN 9781784698058
Hearing Christ's Voice - A New Lectionary for the Church

The new Lectionary is a sign of the Bishops’ desire to provide the Catholic faithful access to a reliable and contemporary version of Scripture through which to hear the Word of God proclaimed in the Mass, and by this to grow as a people of faith. This book, by Bishop Hugh Gilbert, OSB, provides further explanation of this decision and answers to questions that have arisen.

£3.95
LT13 | A6 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698065
The Word is Very Near to You - A Resource for Ministers of the Word

Designed to accompany the use of the newly-revised Ministering the Word of God in the training and formation of ministers of the Word, this workbook is ideal for use in parishes, chaplaincies and schools, or any other setting in which the Word of God is a central part of ministry.

£5.95
LT14 |  A4 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698072
Ministering the Word of God

Revised and expanded to mark the introduction of the new Lectionary in England, Scotland and Wales, this brief introduction to the liturgical ministry of Reader explains how the Liturgy of the Word works and its place in the life of the Church as well as giving guidelines for Ministers of the Word at Mass and leaders of children’s liturgy and Lectio Divina.

£3.95
LT15 | A6 Paperback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784698195
Bible Translation and the making of the ESV Catholic Edition

The Bible is God's Word in human words, so the way we translate it from its original languages into English has profound significance. The ESV-CE draws on a treasure trove of recent manuscript discoveries, like the Dead Sea Scrolls, to inform its "essentially literal" translation philosophy. In this informative book, Mark Giszczak explains how the translation used in the new Lectionary was done and what it can teach us about the Word of God.

£25.99
SC129 | Hardback | 167pp | ISBN 9781955305532
Praying a Scriptural Rosary

Employing the ESV-CE translation of the new Lectionary, Fr Guy Nicholls' beautiful book on the Rosary offers a verse from Sacred Scripture for each bead of this quintessential Marian devotion. Praying in this way allows the faithful to contemplate the riches of Scripture as it is proclaimed in the Masses and liturgies of the Church.

£3.95
£3.95 | D841 | A6 Paperback  | 96pp | ISBN 9781784697341
Coming Autumn 2024
Liturgical Music
Psalms for all Seasons - For voice & organ

This volume of newly composed Gregorian-style Mass psalmody, using the same Abbey Psalter translation as the new Lectionary, closely ties the music of the psalms to the liturgical cycle. Each season – Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time – has distinct and contrasting melodies. This not only helps musicians and congregations to learn the melodies quickly and easily it also, like liturgical colours, gives a distinct character to each season. Psalms for All Seasons offers a new way to ‘sing the Mass’ that complements other aspects of the liturgy and contributes to the beauty and unity of the celebration.

£19.95 (For Organ)
MU01| A4 Hardback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784697969
£14.95 (For Voice)
MU02 | A4 Hardback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784697976
Graduale Parvum (Introits) Simple Gregorgian Chants for Sung Mass

For the first time, Gregorian chant Introits for every Sunday and Holy Day are presented here in both Latin and English; simple to sing but wholly authentic, and well within the capability of choirs of any parish church.

A4 Perfect Bound Edition
£24.99
M57 | 192pp | ISBN 9781916101715
A4 Wire Bound Edition
£34.99
M57 | 192pp | ISBN 9781916101708
A5 Perfect Bound Edition
£16.99
M59 | 192pp |  ISBN 9780993578441
A5 Wire Bound Edition
£22.99
M60 | 192pp | ISBN 9780993578458
Missa Cantata

The Roman Missal contains chant versions in English of those parts of the Mass sung by the entire assembly. This volume provides organ accompaniments that can be used to support the singing of these chants.

£4.95
RM08 | A4 Paperback | 40pp | ISBN 97817860827556
Coming Autumn 2024
Coming Soon
The Daily Missal

This is the only UK missal to contain the completeSunday, daily and sanctoral cycles in a single volume. Hardback with six ribbons and colour sacred art images, it is the only missal you will ever need.

Price TBC
RM47 | Hardback | TBCpp | ISBN 9781784697983
The Passion Gospels for Holy Week
Three volume hardback set with all the Passion Gospels, each highlighted for the different readers: Christ, Narrator and Speakers.
Questions & Answers
what is happening and why?

The Lectionary, which is the book that contains the Scripture readings for Mass and the Sacraments, is changing as part of the continuing process of revising liturgical translations. The process began with the Roman Missal in 2011 and has continued with all the other liturgical texts.

what translation will the new lectionary use?

The new Lectionary will use the English Standard Version - Catholic Edition of the Bible and the Abbey Psalter.

what effect will the changes have on the readings?

The changes are intended to make the biblical translations more faithful to the original languages, biblical scholarship, and to provide a text for use in liturgical setting that is more proclaimable and, where appropriate, more inclusive.

When are the changes taking place?

The Lectionary will become mandatory for use in all Catholic parishes and mass centres in England & Wales and in Scotland from Advent 2024.

where are these editions authorised for use?

CTS was appointed by the local Bishops' Conferences to publish the official ritual editions of the Lectionary for England & Wales and Scotland. These will be the only editions authorised for use in these territories.

What is CTS publishing to help priests and parishioners with the new Lectionary?

CTS is also publishing ESV-CE Gospels, The Abbey Psalter Psalms and Canticles, new musical settings of the responsorial psalms, and explanatory and training texts for readers and the faithful. Details can be found in the second part of the brochure.