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An annual missal, Breaking Bread features a diverse repertoire of time-honored and contemporary music along with approved content from the ritual books—all updated every year.
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Designed to support worship for assemblies everywhere, Breaking Bread combines the best elements of a hymnal and a missal, featuring more than 850 hymn, song and service music titles. (Learn about the accompaniment books here.)

New for 2019!

  • New music by Barbara Bridge, Bob Hurd, Sarah Kroger, John Schiavone, Dan Schutte, Curtis Stephan, Janèt Sullivan Whitaker, Ben Walther and more!
  • New seasonal songs, including music for Lent by Jaime Cortez, Advent by Trevor Thomson and Easter by Sarah Hart
  • New songs for weddings and funerals
  • New bilingual songs by Mariano Fuertes, Jaime Cortez and Mary Frances Reza
  • Addition of Glory to God and Lenten Gospel Acclamation to Christopher Walker’s beloved Belmont Mass

All three versions of this beloved missal include the complete Order of Mass with official chants as well as entrance and Communion antiphons and prayers and sequences for important ritual moments from the Roman Missal, Third Edition.

  • Breaking Bread offers synopses of the Lectionary readings and only the responses for the responsorial psalms and Gospel acclamations, for parishes that prefer to listen to the readings.
  • Breaking Bread with Readings includes full readings from the Lectionary as well as all the verses for the responsorial psalms and Gospel acclamations for parishes that like to follow along with the lectors.
  • Breaking Bread with Daily Mass Propers includes everything in the “with readings” version along with daily Mass propers for parishes that celebrate Mass every day of the week.

No matter which version you choose, you can be confident that your community will have a resource that will allow them to participate fully, consciously and actively in the liturgy.

Engage your community with a balanced repertoire—updated every year! Along with music for every season and a variety of topics and rites, Breaking Bread also provides several Mass settings in various styles:

Learn about other OCP missals or watch the stories of the Catholic churches that use them.