The following letters are from parishes and dioceses who
evaluated the Leaflet Missal® prayerbook. All letters
are unsolicited and represent the opinion of the authors. Some
of these letters may have been edited for reasons of style or
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much I
enjoy our association with the American Catholic Press. Our ministry
is easy when we have people like yourselves to work with. Thank
you and God bless you.
Pauline E. Armbrust
Palm Beach, Florida
I appreciate your splendid service. The Leaflet Missal periodical
has a fine, clear, easy-to-read print. The Masses are so arranged
and ordered that the liturgy is easy to follow.
Father William H. Berdan, S.J.
Just a personal note to acknowledge how pleased I am with the
way ACP conducts its business. My staff feels the same way.
Our use of your Leaflet Missal booklet began in 1984. Not once
in all these years has there ever been cause for a complaint.
Your people have treated our requests with wonderful friendliness
and prompt action. The missalettes are always shipped on time
and arrive in beautiful condition. Requests for additional copies
are filled immediately.
Whenever a phone call is made to your office, we can be assured
of a smiling voice on the other end. Whoever answers the phone
always leaves us feeling that you really care about our concerns
and will address them quickly.
I feel that the services you offer should be acknowledged and
that you and your people should be made aware of how grateful
we are for your warmth and professionalism.
Father Michael Dimengo
Dear Father Gilligan:
I want you to know that we studied all available missalettes
for a year; we did as thorough a job as we could. Of them all,
we chose the Leaflet Missal prayerbook because of the way you present
the Responsorial Psalm, in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. We
like the diversity of the refrains, as well as the music itself.
On a festive occasion, for example, we might choose one refrain;
on an ordinary Sunday, a simpler refrain. At our parish we have
many cantors, and we want the Responsorial Psalm to be done well.
Thank you for the Leaflet Missal service. We like it.
Father Gregory Dobson
Olean, New York
I am glad to endorse wholeheartedly your service and would be
glad to share our positive experience with any prospective subscriber.
We have used the Leaflet Missal prayerbook for many years. We've
always liked it for the ease of use and readability. The large
print makes it easy for our parishioners to read along - especially
since most of our people are elderly. We also have many daily
Mass goers and they appreciate being able to follow along with
the daily Psalm. We have only the Leaflet Missal booklet to choose
hymns from for our Masses, so I appreciate the care you take in
picking out the hymns in each issue. It makes it a lot easier
for me to schedule hymns with each liturgy.
| Mrs. Nancy Krueger, Organist
I have been organist and cantor at our parish for about twenty
years now. In all that time, we have used the Leaflet Missal service;
and we love it. For example, the Latin Sanctus and Agnus
Dei are good for Advent and Lent, as well as funeral Masses.
Our church is more traditional, and this fits in well.
I have used the Leaflet Missal prayerbooks for years; all that time,
they were a pleasure both for the people and for myself. You cannot
know how much benefit they derived from its daily use. To a person,
they always commented on the ease of using the booklet, its readability,
and the general, overall working format of the Leaflet Missal missalette.
I wish to commend you for your efforts in continuing to serve
the Catholic people of this country. I pray your efforts may grow
and prosper. God bless you.
Father E. J. McKanna
Minot, North Dakota
Dear Ms. Loggins,
After the Parish Advisory Board and Liturgy Committee of Sacred
Heart Community did an evaluation of available missalettes, we
elected to change to your Leaflet Missal service.
There were several reasons we had that I thought you would want
to know. First, we wanted to eliminate the need for people who
read along to have to turn the page during the reading. Second,
the selection of music in your missalette is closer to the style
of music the community wants. Third, the cost of the missalettes
ordered through American Catholic Press will save us approximately
We are also including a list of members of our community who
are unable to be a part of our celebrations, because they are
elderly or homebound. It is our understanding that they will receive
a copy of the Leaflet Missal prayerbook. We wish to thank you for
considering these valuable members who have been incapacitated
in various ways. While our special ministers of the Eucharist
visit most of these people, now they will be able to follow along
or read the Word and other parts of the liturgy on their own.
We want them to feel that they are a closer part of our community.
| Msgr. Edward Missenda, Pastor
It would be great if all churches used the Leaflet Missal service,
instead of those other missalettes that are hard to follow. Most
of the time, you see parishioners sitting with the missalettes
in their hands, doing nothing. Not so with the Leaflet Missal prayerbook.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Mitchell
Elmhurst, New York
The Leaflet Missal prayerbook has been specially designed for the
elderly and/or handicapped. The text is in large, bold print.
This missalette is laid out so that prayers, readings, and acclamations
begin and end on the same page.
This is very helpful for those who have difficulty with hand mobility.
Thank you for your assistance.
Our parish has switched to your Leaflet Missal service for use
in our church. Our parishioners and pastoral staff are so pleased
with the Leaflet Missal prayerbook, that I wanted to write and express
We have found that the Leaflet Missal prayerbook is so much more
readable than other publications. The large print, highly visible
hymn numbers, easy-to-follow double column format for readings
and Eucharistic prayers, and general darkness of print make for
a very pleasing and easy-to-use publication.
Further, the choice of hymns has pleased our musicians and people.
The music is familiar to the people and they respond so much more
readily. Our participation in the liturgy has picked up noticeably
since the introduction of your Leaflet Missal prayerbook.
Thank you for such an excellent assist to our parish's devotion.
I heartily recommend it.
| Rev. Sine Nomine, Pastor
For the past ten years, we have been using the Leaflet Missal service.
We are especially pleased that the size of print is larger than
Catherine Phillips, Music Minister
Just a note to tell you again how much I love using the Leaflet
Missal prayerbook. The notes on the 1st page giving the themes for the
month are most helpful in preparing for Mass. I try to read the
whole Sunday Mass through the night before and again at Mass.
I particularly love having the Psalm written out in full as I
can barely understand it when it is sung sometimes! Let's face
it we are not all Met opera singers.
Some of our choir members don't enunciate. I feel so much
beauty of the Scripture is lost to the congregation. And in our
church, if one or two children are crying I can hardly hear the
gospel read! So thank you for giving me the opportunity to "read"
along with the readers and the priest. Thank you again for a most
excellent publication! Even the prayers on the back are beautiful
We have been subscribing to the Leaflet Missal prayerbook for over
ten years. We have found it to be very informative and easy to
Yonkers, New York