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The How to Book of the Mass by Michael Dubruiel would be a great gift for a newly-confirmed Catholic.
The How-To Book of the Mass is the only book that not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of themost time-honored tradition of the Catholic Church but also the how.
In this complete guide you get:
step-by-step guidelines to walk you through the Mass
the Biblical roots of the various parts of the Mass and the very prayers themselves
helpful hints and insights from the Tradition of the Church
aids in overcoming distractions at Mass
ways to make every Mass a way to grow in your relationship with Jesus
If you want to learn what the Mass means to a truly Catholic life—and share this practice with others—you can’t be without The How-To Book of the Mass. Discover how to:
Make the Sign of the Cross
Pray before Mass
Join in Singing the Opening Hymn
Listen to the Scriptures
Hear a Great Homily Everytime
Intercede for others
Be a Good Steward
Give Thanks to God
Give the Sign of Peace
Receive the Eucharist
Receive a Blessing
Get something Out of Every Mass You Attend
"Is this not the same movement as the Paschal meal of the risen Jesus with his disciples? Walking with them he explained the Scriptures to them; sitting with them at table 'he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them." 1347, Catechism of the Catholic Church