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   Excerpts from the Roman Missal

                                                                         ("Book of the Chair')

 

Excerpts from the Roman Missal (also known formally as the "Book of the Chair") represents a worthy and welcome solution to a commonly voiced concern:  The Roman Missal is a large and heavy book, difficult for altar servers  (who are often children) to hold for the celebrant and to carry around the sanctuary.  Developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and approved by the Vatican, Excerpts includes only those texts of the Missal that are used by the celebrant at the chair. The resulting volume is approximately half the size of the full Missal.

Book of Chair 8.5 x 11 LEATHER:  $115.00

Book of Chair 8.5 x 11 CLOTH:      $  92.00

Book of Chair 7 x 9 CHAPEL SIZE $  83.00

 
 
 

The Order of Confirmation
Ritual Para La Confirmacion

The Order of Confirmation/Ritual para la Confirmación has an updated English translation that the Holy See approved with its recognitio in 2015. Beginning on Pentecost 2016, this text becomes the required English translation for the Order of Confirmation for use in the United States. The Spanish-language text of the rite is also included.

The bilingual text includes rites for the following: Confirmation within Mass, Confirmation outside Mass, and Confirmation for a Person in Danger of Death. It also has Confirmation prayers from the Roman Missal and lists the lectionary readings that can be used.

The bilingual text is presented on beautiful natural white paper with a royal-red bonded leather hardcover and gold-foil cover art. The 8 1⁄2” by 11” pages offer easy-to-read text with with three ribbon markers (red, blue & gold).

$49.95 each

 


Children's Liturgy of the Word 2017-2018

Children’s Liturgy of the Word provides liturgy preparation pages and liturgy guides for every Sunday and Holyday of Obligation. Each liturgy guide includes words of dismissal for the priest celebrant, an open and closing prayer, petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful, and the full text of an interactive homily/feflection that connects the Word to the life experiences of children.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word allows the power of the liturgy to act on children, facilitating their growing relationship with God and allowing them to testify to their own experiences of God’s presence. Instead of following a traditional classroom model of a lesson followed by an activity or game, this resource closely follows the structure of the Liturgy of the Word being celebrated in the main assembly, as stipulated by the Directory for Masses with Children and the introduction to the Lectionary for Masses with Children. This resource makes leading a liturgically appropriate celebration of the Word easy, even for inexperienced leaders.

Paperback, 8 x 10, 272 pages
1      $30.00 each 
2 - 4 $25.00 each 
5 +   $20.00 each

 

2017 Lectionary for Mass Supplement

This new resoure gathers in one convenient volume those additions or changes that have been made to the current four-volume Lectionary for Mass published between 1998 and 2002.  Additions or modifications made to theLectionary affect the Proper of Time, the Proper of Saints, Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions and Votice Masses.

The proper Psalms for the Extended Form of the Vigil Mass for Pentecost have been added.  The four Old Testament Readings are provided in their appropriate sequence, with the proper Psalm following each Reading.

The Readings and Psalms for the Mass for Giving Thanks to God for the Gift of Human Life, previously located through the four-volume Lectionary, are now collected altogther.  They may be used on the Day of Prayer

for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (January 22) or on other occasions focusing on the dignity of human life.  In the Proper of Saints:  Includes Canonizations since 2002, Liturgical Celebrations Transferred to

New Dates, and Suggested Readings by the Holy See added.

Hard cover 8.5 x 11, 128 pages

$21.95 each; 10% added for shipping.

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2016 Christmas Ornament 

Crucifix from the Main Altar

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark

From the Makers of the Official White House Christmas Ornament
Solid brass with 24 kt gold finish
Elegantly packaged in a white gift box
2' x 3.5’ (approximate size shown below)
Made in the USA

1 - 10   $20 each
11 - 25 $18 each
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2015 Cathedral Basilica Christmas Ornament 

From the Makers of the Official White House Christmas Ornament
"Salus Populi Romani" - "Protectress of the Roman People"

Window ornament featuring the Virgin and Child, Lady Chapel, Cathedral Basilica, Newark
Elegantly packaged in a silver colored gift box
2.5’ x 3.5’ (approximate size)
Made in the USA

1 - 10   $20 each
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Living Liturgy - Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year B (2018)

Brian Schmisek, Diana Macalintal, and Jay Cormier
 

Living Liturgy™ is the indispensable resource that supports parish ministers of all types in preparing well for the celebration of Mass for Sundays, solemnities, and select other days, so that celebrating the liturgy and living a liturgical spirituality go hand-in-hand. Written by a pastorally experienced team with expertise in Scripture, spiritual direction, liturgy, and liturgical music, Living Liturgy™ integrates daily living, prayer and study.

Features sample penitential act, Collect, readings, homily points, model prayer of faithful, and more. Anyone involved with liturgical planning and preparation will benefit from this comprehensive resource, including pastoral ministers, liturgy directors, musicians, and liturgy committee members. Living Liturgy™ also assists those who serve the community in the visible liturgical ministries—presiders, deacons, music ministers, hospitality ministers, altar ministers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Catechumens, candidates, and sponsors use Living Liturgy™ to support and deepen their liturgical journey within the RCIA.

Paperback, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8, 328 pages
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Children's Daily Prayer 2017-2018

Vivian Williams and Margaret Burk

Designed to be led by students, these short prayer services will deepen and enrich classroom prayer every day of the school year.  For teachers, parents, principals, and religious educators, helpful introductions provide background on each liturgical season, along with advice on reparing the worship space and getting children involved in the service.  Prayers are also provided for use at home, before meals, and at the end of the day to encourage family prayer throughout the week.  With Children's Daily Prayer, you can form your students in the rich tradition of Roman Catholic prayer, guiding them as they become acquainted with the rhythms and rituals of Catholic worship.

New!  Scripture readings from the evangelist for the year have been selected to help children become familiar with important Scripture stories and themes.  In addition there are prayers for before meals and at the end of the day, as well as prayer services for the liturgical seaons and special feasts, and reproducible prayer serevices for children to take home to their families to celebrate occasions when they are not in school.

Paperback, 8 x 10, 368 pages
1       $15.00 each
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Liturgy and Appointment Calendar 2018

8 x 10
Cover Price $16.00
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YEAR B - 2018 WORKBOOK FOR LECTORS AND GOSPEL READERS/MANUAL PARA PROCLAMADORES DE LA PALABRA 

The WORKBOOK can provide the ongoing instruction and advice that readers need. It includes these helpful features: pronunciation assistance, sense line format, lectionary numbers for each set of readings, margin notes that point to the logical divisions in the passages and bolded words help the reader know when to stress important sections and concepts. Everyone appreciates having this Workbook at home. 8 1/2 x 11. Cover price: $14.00. Discounted prices below!

MANUAL PARA PROCLAMADORES DE LA PALABRA prepares Spanish-speaking readers to proclaim the Scriptures by providing them with Scripture commentary, advice for proclamation, large print readings for practice, and pronunciation skills. It is a great resource for proclaiming the Word of God in liturgical celebrations and ongoing formation when studied each week. 8 1/2 x 11. Cover price: $14.00. Discounted prices below.

WORKBOOK FOR LECTORS AND GOSPEL READERS
Cover Price $14.00
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MANUAL PARA PROCLAMADORES DE LA PALABRA
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YEAR B - 2018 SOURCEBOOK FOR SUNDAYS, SEASONS AND WEEKDAYS:  The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy

An essential and trusted resource to help you prepare the liturgy for all seasons of the liturgical year, each Sunday, solemnity, feast, memorial, optional memorial, and seasonal weekday! If you are a priest or deacon, liturgist or worship team member, religious educator or looking for more information about Catholic liturgy, this publication will be an invaluable tool!  Reflections on the Lectionary texts for Sunday, Year A and Weekday Year I, ideas to enhance the choice of music and the liturgical environment, prayer texts. Helpful tips for homilies, catechesis and liturgy preparation. 8 1/2 x 11. Cover price: $16.00 each. See below for discounted price!

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YEAR B 2018 - AT HOME WITH THE WORD / PALABRA DE DIOS 

Alone or in a group, find a deeper understanding of the Sunday Scriptures for Year A in At Home with the Word. It includes readings, insights from Scripture scholars, and action steps for individuals, families, RCIA, and small faith groups, plus prayers for weekday readings. Cover price: $8.00 each. See below for discounted price!

AT HOME WITH THE WORD / PALABRA DE DIOS
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1 - 99 copies: $6.50 each
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YEAR B - 2018 THE YEAR OF GRACE LITURGICAL CALENDAR 

This Catholic liturgical calendar is for November 27, 2016 (First Sunday of Advent) to December 2, 2017.  The 2017 Year of Grace Calendar is for Sunday Year A and Weekday Year I. The calendar is designed to grace homes, parish offices, sacristies, and classrooms. Available in poster size (26 x 26) and notebook size (17 x 11). English and Spanish.

THE YEAR OF GRACE 2015 LITURGICAL CALENDAR
(POSTER SIZE - 26x26)
Large Paper: $7.00 each
Laminated: $14.00 each

(NOTEBOOK SIZE - 17X11)
Pack of 25 $12.00 each
Single Laminated copy $4.00 each

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Daily Reflections for Lent 2018

Prayerfully journey through Lent with Michelle Francl-Donnay's fresh and meaningful reflections on the

daily Mass readings.  In just minutes per day, the insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen

your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance and prepare you to participate more fully in

the joy of the great Eastery myster.

 

1-49  $2.00

50+ $1.00

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Preparing for Confession; Receiving God

Preparing for Confession; Receiving Gods Mercy 

Paul Turner
This booklet includes an introduction to the Sacrament of Penance, scripture passages
with questions for reflection and explanations of the different forms for celebrating
reconciliation. There is guidance for preparing to confess sins and receive
God’s mercy. This booklet would be useful to young and old alike; those receiving
reconciliation for the first time, those who have not been to the sacrament in a
long time or those who wish to deepen their understanding of this sacrament.
Available in Spanish (same prices).

Paperback, 29 pages.
1-24 $1.25
25-299 $.75
300 + $.40

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - Study Edition

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - Study Edition 

This book is the RCIA! Exactly like LTP’s Ritual Edition in size and pagination, this study edition enables everyone involved with the RCIA to have a “working” copy of the entire document. With ample margins for notes, sturdy but flexible binding, clearly numbered paragraphs in the introduction and texts, this edition is for study, reflection and preparation of liturgy. The introduction to the entire RCIA and the introduction to each of the rites express the understanding that should be the foundation of the parish catechumenate.

Who should have a copy of this book? The catechumenate team, catechists, music ministers, sacristans, pastors and pastoral associates, the liturgy team, deacons, presiders, seminarians and theology students.

Paperback, 7 x 10, 375 pages.
$25.00

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Roman Missal

Roman Missal 

Deluxe Leather Altar Edition
From the leader in Ritual publishing comes this most elegant altar edition of The Roman Missal. Its large, bold, easytoread type for Priest¹s text and music; doubly reinforced Smythsewn binding carefully crafted to ensure the highest standards; durable 80 lb. paper and sturdy, functional tabs for the Order of the Mass; goldstamped and reinforced endsheets; and goldembossed foil stamping on cover combine to enhance the beauty and durability of this treasured edition. Five satin ribbon markers add a distinctive finishing touch. Over 300 fullcolor illustrations throughout.
Hard cover; 1,454 pages; 8.5 x 11 Cost: $159.00

Roman Missal
Deluxe Leather Chapel Edition
Hard cover; 1,454 pages; 7 x 9
$119.00

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Eucharistic Prayers for Concelebration

Eucharistic Prayers for Concelebration 

Catholic Book Publications
This invaluable liturgical resource for Priests from Catholic Book Publishing, which complements our editions of The Roman Missal, features the following:

 

  • All 10 Eucharistic Prayers approved for use in the dioceses of the United States
  • Guidelines for Concelebration of the Eucharist approved by the full body of Bishops at its November 2003 General Meeting
  • Pertinent excerpts on the Concelebrated Mass from The Roman Missal
  • Bold, highly readable type in a handy 6 x 9 format with a familiar, proven layout that respects functional page-turns
  • Music for concluding doxology
  • Durable binding in burgundy cloth with gold and green stamping and ribbon marker
  • Full-color illustrations throughout

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 80 pages
$17.95

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Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside of Mass

Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside of Mass 

Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass includes the Rite of Distributing Holy Communion outside Mass, Administration of Communion and Viaticum to the Sick by an Extraordinary Minister, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. This valuable liturgical resource for Eucharistic worship also contains Scripture readings, antiphons, responsories, prayers after Communion, and prayers at Benediction. Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass from Catholic Book Publishing is bound in a durable cloth cover to withstand many years of use.
Hard cover; pages 144; 5.5 x 8.25
$17.95

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Rite of Baptism for Children

Rite of Baptism for Children 

The Rite of Baptism for Children contains the official English translation approved and published by authority of the United States Bishops¹ Committee on the Liturgy.
Hard cover; 144 pages; 7.25 x 10.25
$17.95

Rite of Baptism for Children
(Bilingual Edition)
The Rite of Baptism for Children Bilingual Edition contains the official English and Spanish translations of the Rite of Baptism for Children..
Hard cover; 320 pages; 7.25 x 10.25
$23.95

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Book of Blessings

Book of Blessings 

The Book of Blessings contains the blessings of the Roman Ritual for the Universal Church as well as additional proper blessings for use in the United States. This liturgical book includes blessings pertaining to persons, to objects, and to various occasions, as well as blessings and services connected with official parish events. Three valuable indices make the Book of Blessings a practical as well as pastoral liturgical resource. The Book of Blessings from Catholic Book Publishing is set in highly readable 14pt. type and is durably bound in brown cloth to ensure longlasting use.
Hard cover; 896 pages; 7.25 x 10
$41.00

Shorter Book of Blessings
The Shorter Book of Blessings is a handy-size edition of the larger Book of Blessings that includes only the blessings that are celebrated outside Mass. It contains the New American Bible translation for all Scripture readings to ensure conformity with the Catholic liturgical Lectionary. This handy liturgical resource from Catholic Book Publishing is printed in two colors, with each blessing set in easy-to-read sense lines and carefully arranged for the celebrant. The Shorter Book of Blessings is elegantly bound in black gold-stamped bonded leather.
Leather cover;576 pages; 4 x 6.75
$28.95

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Liturgy of the Hours (Leather)

Liturgy of the Hours (Leather) 

The complete set of the official English edition of the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) from Catholic Book Publishing contains all four volumes of the translation approved by the International Committee on English in the Liturgy. Printed in two colors and bound in bonded leather, this complete four-volume set of The Liturgy of the Hours also includes handy ribbon markers and features a gold-stamped spine and elegant gilded page edging.

Bonded Leather, Leather Cover, 8, 160, 4 3/8 x 6 3/4
Sold only as a set.
4 Volume Set: $179.00

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The Order of Celebrating Matrimony
2016 Second Typical Edition

In this highly anticipated English translation a MATRIMONIUM "is presented with an enrichment of the Introduction, rites and prayers, and with certain changes introduced in keeping with the norm of the Code of Canon Law promulgated in 1983.  The revision of this Ritual Edition, which is divied into four chapters and includes three Appendices, incorporates changes in accord with the Third Typical Edition of THE ROMAN MISSAL, updated LECTIONARY texts, and THE REVISED GRAIL PSALMS.  This edition includes large, easy-to-read type; printed and reinforced end papers; a sturdy cover, and satin ribbon markers to add an elegant finishing touch.  Specially produced acid-neuutral cream paper from established, quality mills ensures a high level of opacity and consistency of the highest degree.  While providing highly readable type for text and music, this volume also boatst a proven layout that respects functional page-turns.

Hard cover; 7 1/4 x 10 1/4
Clothbound Cover:  $27.95
Bonded Leather Cover: $34.95

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The Passions of the Holy Week

The Passions of the Holy Week 

Iconography by Deacon Charles Rohrbacher

Enhance the beauty and meaning of Holy Week liturgies with this magnificent new illuminated ritual book. Proclaim the Gospels for Palm Sunday and Good Friday in English, Spanish, or both: the Spanish text appears on the left page, and the English text on the right page. Richly illustrated by Charles Rohrbacher with over thirty full-color images, this handsome hardcover book contains the "voiced" Gospel versions in large, readable type. Includes:

- Palm Sunday Entrance Gospels for years A, B, C
- Palm Sunday Passion in parts for years A, B, C
- Good Friday Passion (John) in parts

Deacon Charles Rohrbacher has been an icon writer over the past thirty years for Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, and Roman Catholic parishes as well as for individual patrons, including The Easter Proclamation (Liturgical Press, 2011). He lives in Juneau, Alaska, with his wife and children.

Hard cover; 104 pages; 10.5 x 14
$89.95

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Preparing Masses with Children; 15 Easy Steps

Preparing Masses with Children; 15 Easy Steps 

Robert W. Piercy, Jr.
Preparing Masses with Children gives even the most inexperienced teachers and catechists the tools that they need to communicate with principals, pastors, liturgists, and music directors in order to prepare liturgies that are both effective and liturgically sound.

The simple, 15-step system in this book shows teachers and catechists how to prepare liturgies, involving the children in their class in every phase of the preparation. This unique approach will teach children the language of Catholic liturgy and reinforce their Catholic identity by engaging them in breaking open the Word, selecting music, preparing liturgical environment, and serving in liturgical ministries.

Paperback, 8 1/2 x 11, 96 pages
Cover Price: $13.95
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