Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most frequently asked questions by users of the Catholic Mass Times app:
How can I search for a church by its name, address, or city?
    1. Open the app and manually move the map until the area where you want to search is centered on the screen. (You can skip this step if you want to search in your current location.)
    2. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
    3. You will see a list of all nearby churches. The list will be sorted by distance from the point in the center of the screen where you pressed the magnifying glass.
    4. You can filter the list by typing text into the field at the top of the list. Only churches with those characters in the church name, address, city, Mass times, confession times, or additional information will remain visible. For example, you can type 12: to search for masses between 12:00 and 12:59.  Use only one word, or part of a word for better results: instead of typing several words together (i.e. you’ll have more luck if you type “Seton” than if you enter “Saint Elizabeth Seton”, as we may have that church’s name written as St Elizabeth Seton).
    5. You can scroll down the list until you find the church you are looking for. You can tap a church row to go to the screen that shows all its details.
My parish is not in the app; how can I request it be added?
    1. Tap the + (plus) icon at the top of the screen.
    2. Press the indicate on map button, and on the next screen, tap for 2 seconds the exact place on the map where the entrance of the church is located. When you see a church icon appearing at the right location, you can tap Done.
    3. Fill in what you know about this church and then tap Submit.
    4. We will send you an email notification once it is published.
    How can I search for Masses in another city or near a hotel where I will be staying?
      1. Open the app and manually move the map until the area of the city where you want to search is centered on the screen.
      2. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
      3. You will see a list of all the churches in that area, sorted by distance to the point that was in the center of the screen when you tapped the magnifying glass icon.
      4. You can filter the list by typing text into the field at the top of the list. Only churches with those characters in the church name, address, location, mass times, confession, or additional information remainbe visible. For example: you can type 12: to search for churches that have a time between 12:00 and 12:59 hs, or Broadway if you are looking for a church on Broadway street/ave.
      5. You can then scroll down the list until you find the one that fits your needs. You can tap on the row of a church to go to the screen showing all its details.
    How can I report an error or request to add information about a church?
      1. If you are on the map screen, tap the icon of a church, then tap again inside the bubble that contains the Mass times. You will go to the screen that shows the detailed information of that church.
      2. On that screen, tap the Report Error or Add Information button.
      3. Type your message containing the updated or additional information that you want to see published.
        This app is a collaborative effort by lay Catholics to support each other. We don’t have special access to non-public information or a way to contact a specific parish staff. Please obtain the current information by calling the parish office or visiting the church, then send it to us. using this method so we can help others.
      4. If you prefer, you can attach a photo of this church’s parish bulletin or church board. Then tap Send.
      5. We will notify you by email once the update is published.

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