Catholic Travel Apps

MassTimes

Mass Times (Free)-  iOS [Android coming soon] From Developer: Traveling? Need to find the nearest church, its Mass schedule, and map/directions? The Catholic Directory App will help you quickly find all this and more — the nearest churches, Mass times, web sites, maps, directions, staff, bulletins, and other important information. And to make it even better, it’s all FREE of charge! This App replaces the highly rated original Mass Times Catholic Church Finder, but is now FREE of charge and includes several upgrades. It’s now even easier to find the nearest church, their Mass schedule, and map/directions when traveling. Powered by TheCatholicDirectory.com. See video of how the app works.

CAUTION – verify the church’s Mass times as it is the responsibility of the parish to inform Catholic Directory of any changes in schedule. Many are woefully negligent in doing this. Phone numbers are provided along with links to the church’s web site and maps. Helpful, indeed. Trust but verify. Don’t say you were not warned.


 

MassTimesTravelMass Times for Travel (Free) iOS and Android The developers at MassTimes.org say they host and share the most comprehensive database of Catholic churches and worship times in existence. This fuels their website and app which provides worship times, church locations, contact information, website links and maps covering 117,000 churches in 201 countries/territories.

CAUTION – verify the church’s Mass times as it is the responsibility of the parish to update its web site or other forms of publishing its schedule and other information. Many parishes are woefully negligent in doing this. Trust but verify. Don’t say you were not warned.


 

Catholic-toursCatholic Tour Apps ($.99) iOS Your trip to New England and the Washington, DC areas can be greatly enhanced with the discovery of interesting destinations related to your Catholic culture. Wouldn’t it be nice to know  Catholic contributions to historical events and places when you tour these cities? The folks at Pauline Press have developed four apps that cover Boston , Washington, DCNew York and Philadelphia complete with audio tour guides, interactive maps and lists of sights to see.

From Pauline Press: “Catholic Tour Apps is your guide to the hidden places of interest that help you know your history as an American Catholic and claim your Catholic culture. Discover guides to places of historical interest, shrines, museums and memorials, as well as galleries of art. Whether you’re planning your trip in advance or are looking for information on the spot, Catholic Tour Apps put everything at your fingertips so you can save time, relax, enjoy yourself, and make memories for yourself or your family that will last a lifetime.”


 

Vatican City

PATRUMPATRUM (Free) Apple “Who knows what little tidbit about the Sistine Chapel you will uncover by tapping into the collective knowledge of a global community of art lovers!” This is a captivating line from developers of the app by Patrons for the Arts of the Vatican Museums.  Welcome to an app that gives you an in-depth insider’s look at the Vatican Museums!

From developers: Go behind the scenes into restoration labs, join an exclusive community of in-the-know art enthusiasts, and save some of the worlds most famous art.

PATRUM includes daily news feed uncovering hidden gems and little-known facts. “It’s about exploring the intrigue of Vatican Museums,” as one review put it.


StPatrickCathedral-tourSt. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour New York City (Free) Apple and Android. This is a self-guided tour of the famous cathedral traditionally known as America’s Parish Church: St. Patrick’s Cathedral

With this app, you can better enjoy the world renowned 150-year-old-gothic edifice which is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop located on Fifth Avenue in heart of New York City. This app is as artistically exquisite as the church itself. Users are treated to detailed maps, professionally produced videos, and a host of detailed “exhibits” which include the many side altar shrines, windows, stations of the cross and much more. All is wrapped in St. Pat’s rich history. To add to its value, the app contains three versions of the tour: adult, children and Spanish.

One Comment on “Catholic Travel Apps”

  1. August 30, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    The Vilnius Pilgrim app, available for iOS and Android, allows pilgrims and visitors of Vilnius, Lithuania, to discover and explore the many religious sites found in this City of Mercy. From the Vilnius Cathedral and Treasury, to the many places associated with St. Faustina, to the pilgrimage route of St. John Paul II, the Vilnius Pilgrim app gives both first time visitors, as well as well-tenured residents a fresh perspective on the city’s rich religious heritage. The app includes four pilgrimage routes taking you across Vilnius and provides high-resolution photos, text, and audio descriptions in both English and Lithuanian for each site to enhance your pilgrimage experience. The app can use your phone’s GPS function to easily take you to your next location. You can also bookmark your favorites for your future visits to Vilnius!

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