• The Catholic liturgical calendar for every year (until the year 2300 and beyond!). Over 20 local calendars including USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, India and Singapore, and most of the dioceses of the UK.
• The About Today page: information and meditations on the saints and feasts of the day.
• Lectio Divina: for meditating on the day's Gospel.
• The Order of Mass page gives you the full Order of Mass, with all the alternatives.
• You can see the saint of the day in a widget on your Today screen.
• You can subscribe to the Liturgy of the Hours and Mass texts for each day (the subscription renews itself monthly but you can cancel it at any time). Subscribing gives you:
•• The Readings at Mass page, with the readings, psalms, prayers and antiphons for the day’s Mass. The readings are the Jerusalem Bible version with the Grail psalms, except for the USA and the Philippines, where they are from the New American Bible.
•• Our unique Mass Today page with the Order of Mass and the prayers, readings and so on, all merged into one single sequence, so that you can follow Mass; or even celebrate it if you can find a discreet place to put the iPad on your altar.
•• The Liturgy of the Hours, including Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, the three daytime Hours, and the Office of Readings. The scripture readings are from the Jerusalem Bible and the psalms are the Grail psalms.
•• The ability to search for words and phrases in the scripture readings and psalms on these pages, see the words in context, and go directly to the dates when they are used.
• Music: you can listen to the Salve Regina and the other Marian anthems at the end of Night Prayer, and an in-app purchase will give you the whole of Sung Compline in Latin, from the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School.
• You can listen to the Angelus spoken in English or Latin, free.
•• You can optionally subscribe to other spoken content, including the Gospel for each day's Mass; all of each day's Hours; and a Latin version of the three daytime Hours (the subscription renews itself monthly but you can cancel it at any time).
• If you have an Apple Watch, you can see the week’s calendar and Mass readings; and a Glance is available to show you today’s feast.
• You can choose between turning pages like a book or scrolling like a web page. You can choose fonts and font sizes (including huge ones for the partially sighted) and you can turn on a night mode for reading in the dark.
• If you are blind, turn on VoiceOver and press the Information button in the toolbar at the top of the screen to get full instructions.
Everything is permanently built in to the app. You do not need an Internet connection.
As always, if you want full instructions, open the app and shake your device. Side to side works best. (If you are using VoiceOver to read the screen to you, then instead of shaking, use the Information button at the top of the screen).
If you choose to subscribe to the Liturgy of the Hours and Mass texts for £0.79 / $0.99 / €0.99 per month or the spoken Gospels at Mass for £1.99 / $1.99 / €2.49 per month or spoken Morning+Evening or Daytime Prayer for £2.99 / $2.99 / €3.49 per month (prices in other countries will vary), payment for a month's subscription will be charged to your iTunes account immediately. Subsequent monthly renewals will be charged within 24 hours before expiry of the current period. You can turn auto-renewal off at any time. If you turn auto-renewal off in the middle of a period, you will not get a refund but you will receive the benefit of the entire period and your subscription will then stop. Without a subscription you will still have all the benefits of Catholic Calendar itself: the calendar, the About Today pages, the Order of Mass, and so on.
More illustrations in the About Today pages, covering dates up to the end of March.
Daily meditations for Lent by Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, courtesy of the Catholic Truth Society. You will find these in the About Today page, starting on Ash Wednesday.
Ratings and Reviews
THE app for bringing your prayer life to a deeper level!
I have used this app (full version) for years and just when they add features to make our prayer life more rich, they come up with something to enhance it even more!
Thank you to the developers for giving the Body of Christ such a wonderful gift to allow us to “remain in Christ” through the liturgy and other rich avenues of prayer.
This splendid app is being improved quite regularly. As a priest I celebrate the Divine Office daily and rely on Universalis when traveling or not in my chapel. I find the new addition of the spoken gospel to be good for preparing a sermon or meditating. The extended readings to give the daily gospel its context is another excellent addition. I do wish we had more hymn choice but I know this is difficult to procure between copyrights and fees.
The App to better yourself.
This app I truly enjoy, this app is a helper to prepare a person to mass or to guide someone in the liturgy of the hours, not only that, the calendar is specific and shows you the importance of that day. It has the masses readings, order of mass, and mass today, which is an entire mass. This app has helped me a lot and I'm sure it can help you too.
- Universalis Publishing Limited
- 65.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 1996-2018 Universalis Publishing Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Daily texts $0.99
- Spoken Hours $2.99
- Daily Gospel $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.