Universalis

Monthly purchase

Cost

Look for the Catholic Calendar app on the App Store.

The first month is free, then the cost is £0.69 / $0.99 / €0.89 per month. There is no automatic subscription: just buy the months you want, as and when you want them.

Content & features

Requires iOS 5.0 or above.

No Internet connection needed.

Full liturgical calendar including many national and local calendars.

About Today pages for every saint and feast.

Liturgy of the Hours – Psalms, prayers and readings from every Hour: Morning Prayer, the three daytime Hours (Terce, Sext and None), Evening Prayer, Night Prayer and the Office of Readings. Translations: The readings are from the Jerusalem Bible and the psalms are the Grail version, which is used across the English-speaking world.

The Order of Mass – The new English translation of the Order of Mass, which came into use in 2011. You can optionally view the text in Latin and some other languages side by side with the English.

Readings at Mass – First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel Acclamation and Gospel, plus the antiphons and prayers for the Mass of the day. Translations: You have a choice between the Jerusalem Bible readings with the Grail psalms (used in most of the English-speaking world) and the New American Bible readings and psalms (used in the USA).

Mass Today A single page that gives you the whole of the Mass of the day: the Order of Mass with all the readings, antiphons and prayers filled in.

No built-in time limits: view any date, past, present or future, in all the months that you've paid for. Outside those months, you'll get just the calendar, About Today, and the Order of Mass.

Formatted for best appearance on your device.

Font and type size easily changed to suit your needs.

VoiceOver can speak the text for you if you are blind.

How to get it

First, get the Catholic Calendar app, which is free:

AppStore link

Then, whenever you want a month:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Look in the calendar.
  3. Each month heading has a Buy button in it.
  4. Find the month you want, and press Buy.
  5. Your first purchase is free. After that, each month costs £0.69 / $0.99 / €0.89.

How to use it

Instructions.