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Daily Prayer 2017-2018

Michael S. Driscoll, J. Philip Harrigan, Keith McClellan

Daily Prayer is the perfect companion for your spiritual journey.  Versatile and easy-to-use, this trusted resource has assisted Catholics of all ages in deepening their faith and prayer life for over a decade.  Daily Prayer follows an order of prayer for the liturgical year fron the First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017, through December 31, 2018.  This resource is a great resource for personal reflection and can also be used to begin or end parish meetings and formation sessions, rooting your faily ministry in the rhythm of the liturgical year.

As the perfect gift for parish volunteers, teachers, and catechists, it will aid each person in the parish to foster a practice of prayer, and can be used to begin or end parish meetings.  For each day, Daily Prayer offers:  A psalm - A reading from the daily Mass - A brief reflection - Prayers of the Faithful - A Closing Prayer.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 432 pages

1     $12.00

2-9   $10.00

10 +  $9.00

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Foundations for Preaching and Teaching

Foundations for Preaching and Teaching 

Mary A. Ehle, PhD; Jean Marie Hiesberger; Biagio Mazza; Mary M. McGlone, CSJ; Abbot Gregory J. Polan, OSB; Denise Simeone; Paul Turner

Foundations for Preaching and Teaching™ provides Scripture backgrounds for each Sunday and Holyday of Obligation of the liturgical year. These backgrounds contain commentaries on all of the Lectionary readings, including the Responsorial Psalm. Written in a pastoral tone, these commentaries offer historical-critical background on the readings and underscore their relevance to life today. Each Scripture background page includes an overlying theme that is drawn through the readings, providing homilists and catechists with a lens through which to prepare for Sunday.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 184 pages
Cost: $9.95

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The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2018

The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2018 is the essential resource for lay ministers of care, especially extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.  This portable, annual resource has been updated to include all the official rites a lay minister will need from the Book of Blessings and Pastoral Care of the Sick:  Rites of Anointing and Viaticum to bring Holy Communion to as well as pray and shrare the Gospel with those who cannot regularly worship with their parish community.

These rites include:   Communion in Ordinary Circumstances, Communion in a Hospital, Viaticum Outside Mass, Blessing of a person Suffering from Addiction, Blessing for the Victim of a Crime, Blessing of Parents after a Miscarriage, Visits to the Sick, Pastoral Care of the Dying.  The full Gospel text from Sunday Mass is provided along with an explanaiton of the reading that lay ministers can read to those they visit.  The explanations have been written with the needs of the sick in mind.

Cost 1- $8.00

     2-9 - $7.00

 10 + -  $5.00

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Communion of the Sick

Communion of the Sick 

USCCB

All ministers of Communion will want to have and use these official texts for bringing the Eucharist to the sick. Also useful for the confined person to read in preparation for receiving the Eucharist.

The text includes the rite for giving "Communion in Ordinary Circumstances" for home visits and the briefer "Communion in a Hospital or Institution."

Blue booklet English only.
Red booklet bi-lingual (English and Spanish) 4 x 7, 40 pages

English Edition Cost: $3.95
Bi-lingual Edition (English & Spanish) Cost: $6.95

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Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

Kenneth Riley & Paul Turner
You’ll want all of your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to read this new guide. Appropriate for training new extraordinary ministers or for updating experienced ones, this book may be used by individuals or groups. It conveys the latest teachings of the Catholic Church, gives sound advice for dealing with the practical everyday challenges of parish liturgies, and nurtures spiritual growth in the minister. In addition to practical, theological, and spiritual instruction, you’ll find frequently asked questions, advice for responding to unusual or difficult circumstances, a resource list, glossary, questions for reflection or discussion, and prayers.
Available in Spanish - Saddlestitched, 6 x 9, 80 pages

Cost: 1-9 $5.95
10+ $4.95

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Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Volume I: Missal Volume II: Lectionary
The Liturgical Press

The Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Missal and companion Lectionary—are revised to conform to the third edition of the Roman Missal. Printed in easy-to-read, two-color type, these wellcrafted ritual books feature a blue hard cover stamped with the distinct and beautiful art of Martin Erspamer, OSB; silver-gilded pages; and ribbons.

They provide the formularies required for celebration of the forty-six Masses in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which are distributed across the seasons of the liturgical year (three in Advent, six for the Christmas season, five in Lent, four for the Easter season, and twenty eight for Ordinary Time). Harcover; 81/2 x 11

Note: These two books have been published to complement each other in appearance but textual changes have only been made to the Missal. The Lectionary remains unchanged.

Price: Vol I: Missal $44.95
Vol II: Lectionary $36.95
Set of Vol I and II $69.95

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Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Volume I: Missal Volume II: Lectionary
Catholic Book Publishing

This twovolume Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary contains the complete liturgical material needed to celebrate a total of 46 Masses in honor of the Blessed Virgin. The Missal includes the latest translations of the Mass texts and Eucharistic Prayers according to the third typcial edition of the Roman Missal and useful, functional tabs for the Ordinary of the Mass. The Lectionary contains all the readings for these 46 Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both volumes include ribbon markers and liturgical drawings that introduce each main section. The Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary is printed in two colors in large, easytoread 14 pt. type and attractively bound in durable blue cloth. Note: Textual changes have only been made to the Missal. The Lectionary remains unchanged.

Price: Vol I: Missal $35.00
Vol II: Lectionary $29.00
Set of Vol I and II $63.00

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Guide for Lectors 

Paul Turner & Virginia Meagher
You’ll want all of your lectors to read this new guide. Effective for training those new to the ministry and for rejuvenating the work of veterans, the book can be used by individuals or groups. It gives lectors the background and tools they need to study, pray, and proclaim scripture well, it offers sound advice for dealing with the practical everyday challenges of parish liturgies, and it nurtures spiritual growth in the minister. Inside you’ll find a pastoral, inviting format and style; a basic theological foundation of the ministry; liturgical catechesis about the minister’s role during the Mass; a brief history of the ministry; encouragement for deepening the spirituality of the minister; and detailed, practical instruction for carrying out the ministry.
Available in Spanish - Saddlestitched, 6 x 9, 80 pages

Cost: 1-9 $5.95
10+ $4.95

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Guide for Ushers and Greeters

Guide for Ushers and Greeters 

Paul Turner & Karie Ferrell
Ushers and greeters need training so that they are able to respond graciously to the needs of everyone who comes through the doors of your church. The Guide for Ushers and Greeters helps you to form liturgical ministers in this important ministry. Similar to the other guides in this series, this book is presented in a pastoral, inviting format and style. It includes: A basic theological and historical overview of the ministry; Liturgical catechesis about the role of ushers and greeters in the context of the various parts of the Mass; Inspiration and advice for becoming faith-filled participants in the Mass; Detailed, practical descriptions of duties. Answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary, and prayers are also included.
Saddlestitched, 6 x 9,

Cost: 1-9 $5.95
10 + $4.95

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Ritual Del Matrimonio

Este libro ritual que es maravillosamente encuadernado, incluye el texto español para el Ritual del Matrimonio en la Misa, fuera de la Misa, y entre católixo y catecúmeno o no cristiano.
Además, hay texts alternativos para el Ritual y la Mia Nupcial y viene con surgencias para las intercesiones generales, bendiciones de parejas comprometidas, y oraciones para la celebración de aniversarios del matrimonio.

This beautifully bound ritual book includes the Spanish language text for the Rite of Matrimony within Mass, outside of Mass, and betwen a Catholic and catechumen or non-Christian.  In addition, alterative texts for the Rite and Nuptial Mass are available along with suggestions for general intercessions, blessings of engaged couples, and prayer for the celebration of wedding anniversaries.

Available in two editions: Spanish or Bilingual Spanish and English (hard cover  7 1/4 x 10 1/2)                                 

Spanish Edition:  $24.95

Bilingual Edition:  $44.95  

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Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the USA

Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the USA 

USCCB

In this volume in the Liturgy Documentary Series, the bishops reaffirm the distribution of the Holy Communion to the faithful under both kinds, in fulfillment of the Lord’s command to “take and eat... take and drink.” Of special interest to pastors, deacons, Eucharistic ministers, and liturgists, the work describes the methods of Holy Communion under both kinds, and establishes norms, under the recognitio of the Apostolic See, for reverent and careful distribution.

Cost: 1-9 copies $3.50
10-24 copies $3.33
25 + copies $3.15

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Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday/Quinceaneras

Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday/Quinceaneras 

USCCB

Celebrate a young woman's passage from childhood to maturity with this new bilingual ritual book! Use this book to honor quinceañeras in your community. The book contains options for using the rite within and outside of Mass and includes an appendix of intercessions. Create a living memory and support young women as they thank God, request his blessing and dedicate themselves to Mary as models of faith. This is a bilingual book with the text in Spanish and English on facing pages.

Booklet 35 Pages 9" X 6" inches

Cost: $6.95

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Guide for Liturgy Committees

Guide for Liturgy Committees 

Paul Turner, Michael R. Prendergast

The liturgy committee provides shape and vision for liturgies and liturgical formation for members of the assembly. You'll want every member of your liturgy committee or worship team to read this new guide. Effective for training those new to the committee and for rejuvenating the work of veterans, this book can be used by the entire group or by individual members. It gives members of the committee the tools they need to pray, study, and prepare the liturgy. This book will be a valuable resource to help all pray fully, actively, and consciously.

Inside you'll find a pastoral, inviting format and style, including: pastoral theology of liturgy, Eucharist, and Sunday Mass; basic understanding of liturgical law and liturgical roles; detailed instructions for how to serve on a liturgy committee; generous quotations from Church documents and scripture and a liturgical evaluation form.
Paperback, 6 x 9, 112 pages.

Cost: $8.95

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Homilies for Weekdays

Homilies for Weekdays 

Three volumes: Year I Year II Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials

Don Talafous, OSB, PhD

Looking for homily suggestions that faithfully represent the Scripture readings and offer hearers of the text practical applications for Christian life? Homilies for Weekdays contains creative suggestions of what a homilist might say about the daily readings following the Lectionary cycle. This extensive compilation for each day is a result of Father Talafous’ many years of experience in preparing homilies. Written on both a popular and pastoral level, these homily ideas may also serve as daily reflections or meditations on the Scriptural texts for readers interested in nourishing their Christian lives with Scripture. Available separately - order all three and receive a discount. Paper, 232 pp., 6 x 9

Cost: Individual $16.95
3 Volume Set $45.00

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Teach, Delight, Persuade

Teach, Delight, Persuade 

Scriptural Homilies for Years A,B, and C

James W. Kinn

This single-volume resource contains homilies drawn from all three readings for the Sundays and solemn feasts of liturgical years A, B, and C. Catechetical in approach, each homily will cover exegesis-a brief analysis of the intent of the scripture writer and the historical significance of the period, and then provide practical applications of the scripture to contemporary life. Primarily for those who preach at Mass or Sunday worship, it is also an informitive resource for those who catechesize about or share the Sunday readings with others.
Paperback, 6 x 9, 378 pages

Cost: $30.00

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