The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, 2nd Edition
Clergy who act as the Church’s witness to the Sacrament of Matrimony will treasure this beautiful ritual book, which celebrates “the intimate community of life and love by which spouses are no longer two, but one flesh.”
Preaching the Social Doctrine of the Church at Mass - Year B
The Church in the twenty-first century faces the task of preaching the Gospel to the modern world. It's not always easy to see how the Scriptures are relevant to our lives, but this volume addresses the issue head-on. In a series of "homily helps," the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace relates the Sunday readings of Year B to the daily Christian walk.
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an aid and a guide for individuals and small groups to deepen their faith. The online resources listed at the left provide suggestions on how to use the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults effectively in the home and parish.
Sunday Celebrations In the Absence of a Priest (Rev. Ed.)
Amended to include the recent Roman Missal, Third Edition, changes.
As the number of available priests has declined, the Sunday Mass is becoming less and less available in some parishes and dioceses. Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest addresses this growing reality by providing the appropriate ritual to be used in the celebrating community.
Deacons / Wives of Deacons DVD
Deacons: Ministers of Justice and Charity, the first segment of this DVD, explores some of the great achievements of deacons and the contributions and services that they provide to the Church. Wives of Deacons: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives, the second segment of this DVD, takes a look at some of their interesting and inspiring stories.
Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday
Celebrate a young woman's passage from childhood to maturity with this new bilingual ritual book! The book contains options for using the quinceañera rite within and outside of Mass and includes an appendix of intercessions. Bilingual, facing pages, and fits in a sacramentary.
National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the U.S.
The national directory addresses the dimensions and perspectives in the formation of deacons and the model standards for the formation, ministry, and life of deacons in the United States. It is intended as a guideline for formation, ministry, and life of permanent deacons and a directive to be utilized when preparing or updating a diaconate program in formulating policies for the ministry and life of deacons.
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Fulfilled in Your Hearing
Ideal for priests, deacons, and those in formation for these ministries. It offers a practical examination of the principal ingredients for effective homilies.
The Homiletic Directory from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments will help deacons, priests, and bishops renew homiletic preaching. It answers the call from Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI to make preaching a priority for the Church.
Compendium on the Diaconate
The Compendium on the Diaconate: A Resource for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons explores how bishops, along with their helpers, the priests and deacons, have taken up the service of community, exercising the divinely established ecclesiastical ministry on different levels.