The Catholic Directory App will help you quickly find the nearest churches, Mass Times, websites, maps, directions, bulletins, and other important information. This version of the Catholic Church finder is FREE of charge and a complete redesign based on user feedback. The App can search for churches using your mobile devices GPS, or you can browse by state and city, or using simple search. Powered by TheCatholicDirectory.com database.
Ratings and Reviews
Last UI changed made app worse
Notice how all the reviews prior to 2016 are very high, but so far reviews posted in 2016, including mine are poor.
Developers made major UI changes in last upgrade that dramatically reduced the usability of the app. Not only are the readings and Saints of the day just run together in one long list, but you can no longer advance forward one day to see the reading and Saint for tomorrow.
I attend Saturday evening vigil Mass most of the time, as many Catholics do, and I am also a frequent lector. Before, you could bring up the Sunday reading on Saturday; now after the app change, you can’t. I’ve sent feedback several times asking them to restore the ability to see tomorrow’s reading (the day after the current day), no response.
Now, it does have a ‘read more’ link,which takes you to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops site, and there you can view readings for different days…but the problem is the USCCB site does not display well at all on an iPhone or iPad, the text does not format to the display size so you must thumb back and forth to read anything. Very disappointed, wish I had kept copy of the old version and never upgraded.
I've used this to find masses in the Washington D.C. area and it's very reliable- quickly finds churches near me and lets me know what time masses will be held there so i can easily choose where i will go around my other weekend activities. On holidays and for special events still need to check church bulletins, which can be easily accessed on most church listings in the app and by going to the church website link in the app. Sometimes i do have to refresh/expand the search area and it quickly brings up more options. Thankful for an easy way to get this info fast!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this app!
I just used this app to find an evening mass at a nearby church. This is PERFECT for what it promises to do and more! It listed all nearby churches; those with a mass already celebrated had a red icon, but those with a mass to be celebrated still had a green icon. Easy links are offered to parish websites for double-checking if mass schedules are still current or to locate the most recent bulletin. Thanks so much to whomever designed this app and provided it for free! Will remember you at mass every time I use it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.