February Book Club


Welcome to our February Book Club. This month, I am only making one Book Club pick The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You, and will be donating the proceeds of any commissions made on this book to a support fund for the family of Catholic author Michael Dubruiel, who died suddenly on February 3, 2009.  Michael was a prolific author, celebrated blogger, noted speaker and a role model for those of us who love to write about and share our faith.  Michael had pledged that all royalties from The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You would go to his children’s college funds.  I would love to see his book skyrocket the charts at Amazon this month, not only because it will support Michael’s grieving family, but also because this book is packed with such wonderful information.

Purchase Michael Dubruiel’s book through:

If you would like to donate directly to the Dubruiel family support fund, Danielle Bean has established a support fund at her site.

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Non-FictionThe How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You by Michael Dubruiel or purchase through The Catholic Company

Book Description:

Maybe you are a recent convert, or perhaps you’ve attended Mass your whole life, but there are still things that puzzle you, like: when you should genuflect and when you should bow; what the different books used at Mass are and what they contain; the meaning of words like “Amen,” “Alleluia,” or “Hosanna”; what to do during the sign of peace.

You aren’t alone.

The How-to Book of the Mass not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of the most time-honored traditions of the Catholic Church, but also the how. All in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand format.

In this complete guide to the celebration of the Eucharist you get:

  • Step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the Mass
  • Biblical background of the prayers of the Mass
  • Insights from the Tradition and teaching of the Church
  • Practical aid to overcoming distractions
  • Concrete ways to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ at every Mass
  • A handy study guide for individual or group use

Purchase Michael Dubruiel’s book through:


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. And while we’re at it, let’s throw in his book _The Power of the Cross_ for a Lenten devotion while we’re at it…or ANY of Michael’s or Amy’s many excellent books.

  2. Who is Amy? Please put first and last names of authors for those of us not as familiar as yourselves… Thank you!

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