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Archdiocese of Newark
Year of St. Joseph Prayer Cards

Featuring St. Joseph as depicted in the Holy Family Window of the Cathedral Basilica, the Archdiocese of Newark Year of St. Joseph Prayer Cards are available in either English or Spanish in packs of 100.

Cost: $10.00 per pack of 100
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2020 Ornament

Cathedral Basilica Christmas Ornament 2020

The Office of Divine Worship is pleased to announce the 2020 Cathedral Basilica Christmas Ornament. This year’s ornament commemorates the 25th anniversary of the designation of the Cathedral as a Minor Basilica by Saint John Paul II on October 4, 1995. The ornament features an external view of the Cathedral Basilica in silver with snowy highlights. Orders can be placed using this order form. Special pricing for orders of 10 or more.

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For questions, contact the Office of Divine Worship at 973-497-4345.

Children's Daily Prayer 2021-2022

Karla Hardersen

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 preparing 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.

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 seasons and special feasts, and reproducible prayer services for children to take home to their families to celebrate occasions when they are not in school.

New this year: Instructions for parents on using the book with their children at home, and how to set up a prayer space.

Paperback, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, 368 pages

Cover Price: $16.00
1 $14.00
2-9 $13.00 each
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Children's Liturgy of the Word 2021-2022

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 3/8 x 10 7/8, 272 pages

Cover Price: $30.00
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2022 (Year C) Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word / 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.

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.

Paperback, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, 304 pages

Cover Price: $14.00
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Living Liturgy - Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year C (2022)

Stephanie DePrez; M. Roger Holland, II; Verna Holyhead, SGS; Orin E. Johnson; John T. Kyler and Ferdinand Okorie, CMF

Living Liturgy2022 provides practical, sound, and inspiring content from expert authors to enrich your parish liturgy and ministry. This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, and RCIA programs. A unique and robust formation program, Living Liturgy™ offers the readings, plus insightful reflections and contextual background information for Sundays, Solemnities, and additional feasts of liturgical and national importance.

A fresh resource each liturgical year, Living Liturgy™ gives your team the spiritual preparation they need to serve in their ministries, integrating daily living, prayer, and study in an inviting and easy-to-use format. Engaging new art by Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, OSB, complements the text and invites further reflection on the Gospel of the day. This indispensable guide deepens a liturgical spirituality and strengthens the worship experience for the whole parish.

Paperback, 8 1/2 x 10 7/8, 320 pages

1-4 $19.95 each
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2022 (Year C) Sourcebook for Sunday, 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 C 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.

Paperback, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, 416 pages

Cover Price: $18.00
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2022 (Year C) AT HOME WITH THE WORD / PALABRA DE DIOS

Alone or in a group, find a deeper understanding of the Sunday Scriptures for Year C 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.

AT HOME WITH THE WORD / PALABRA DE DIOS

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Liturgy and Appointment Calendar 2022

8 x 10

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2022 (Year C) Year of Grace Liturgical Calendar

This Catholic liturgical calendar is for the First Sunday of Advent 2021 to the First Sunday of Advent 2022. The 2022 Year of Grace Calendar is for Sunday Year C 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). Available in English and Spanish.

THE YEAR OF GRACE 2021 LITURGICAL CALENDAR

POSTER SIZE - 26 x 26
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NOTEBOOK SIZE - 11 x 17
Packs of 25 Sheets $12.00 each
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Daily Prayer 2022 (Year C)

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 from the First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2021 through Saturday, November 26, 2022. 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 family 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, and a closing prayer.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 400 pages

Cover Price: $13.00
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The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2022/Manual católico para visitar a los enfermos 2022

The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2022 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 explanation 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. Available in English and Spanish.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 432 pages

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Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas / Reflexiones diarias para Adviento y Navidad
2021-2022

Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular and inviting annual guide. During the especially busy Advent and Christmas seasons, this book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way. Through Catherine Upchurch’s reflections on Lectionary readings from the weekday and Sunday Masses, readers will grow in their understanding of the word of God. This book will help busy people achieve their goal of enriching their prayer life during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Paperback, 4 x 5 1/4 x 1/4, 104 pages

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Preparing for Confession /
Preparandose para la confesion

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 English and Spanish.

Paperback, 4 x 7 1/2, 32 pages

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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 English and Spanish.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 80 pages

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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. Available in English and Spanish.

Paperback, 6 x 9, 80 pages

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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

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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)

English Edition $3.95 each
Bilingual Edition (English & Spanish) $6.95 each
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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 English and Spanish

Paperback, 6 x 9, 80 pages

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Contact Us

Rev. Thomas A. Dente
Director of Liturgical Formation Programs and Resources
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Director of Pontifical Liturgies and Archdiocesan Ceremonies
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Director of the RCIA
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