Pastoral Books

2021 Ordo 14 for Detroit / Lansing

$19.95
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2021ORDO
Publication Date: 
2020-09-01
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Behold Your Mother

Behold Your Mother
Rossetti, Stephen J
$14.95
Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, the best-selling author of the influential Joy of Priesthood, has assembled fascinating reflections from nine esteemed fellow priests who share how their devotion to the Blessed Mother has supported their life and ministry. Though overlooked in recent times, devotion to the Blessed Mother has long been a foundational part of priestly spirituality. Behold Your Mother seeks to renew this practice for both younger clergy and those with years of priestly life. From stories of childhood devotion to the Blessed Mother to personal encounters with some of the great spiritual figures from recent times, these essays have both a personal and practical character that priests--and the laity as well--will deeply appreciate.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781594710285
Publication Date: 
2007-09-01
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Book of Blessings

Book of Blessings
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$45.00

The Book of Blessings from Catholic Book Publishing 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 is set in highly readable 14-pt. type and is durably bound in brown cloth to ensure long-lasting use.

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9780899425603
Publication Date: 
1989-01-01
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Ceremonies Explained for Servers: A Manual for Altar Servers, Acolytes, Sacristans, and Masters of Ceremonies

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Elliott, Bishop Peter
$24.95

Ceremonies Explained for Servers may well be called the "mother of all servers' manuals". This is the most detailed guide available for servers and those who train and supervise them at the altar.

In accessible language, Ceremonies covers the roles of servers in a wide range of Catholic liturgical celebrations. These are described in full, such as: the Mass in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary forms, the seven sacraments, the ceremonies of Holy Week, the Liturgy of the Hours, funeral rites, the liturgies that are celebrated by a bishop and major blessings.

Ceremonies also provides accurate explanations for each of these rites, with Catholic teaching on the liturgy and sacraments and a history of the ministry of servers. The skills, techniques and discipline involved in serving are explained, such as: how a procession should move, how to assist with incense, team-work and responding in emergencies and unforeseen situations.

A spirituality of this ministry runs through the manual, with an underlying theme of service and vocation. In an encouraging personal way, Ceremonies sets out high spiritual ideals that can inspire and guide those who enhance Catholic worship through their ministry.

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9781621642992
Publication Date: 
2019-10-08
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Communion of the Sick: Approved Rites for Use in the United States of America Excerpted from Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying in English a

Communion of the Sick: Approved Rites for Use in the United States of America Excerpted from Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying in English a
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$3.95

Communion of the Sick from Catholic Book Publishing is a valuable service booklet for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist that contains all appropriate readings as well as a series of beneficial pastoral instructions and guidelines. Includes texts for both Communion in Ordinary Circumstances and Communion in a Hospital or Institution. Commentary, history, and appendices have been written for Communion of the Sick by renowned author Rev. Joseph M. Champlin. Printed in large type and in two colors with text set in both English and Spanish, Communion of the Sick is bound in a flexible green paper cover. A handy, essential resource for all Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.

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9780899420820
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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Divine Office for Dodos: A Step-By-Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the

Divine Office for Dodos: A Step-By-Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the
$8.95

The Divine Office for Dodos from Catholic Book Publishing is a step-by-step guide to praying the official prayer of the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours. For those who want to pray the Liturgy of the Hours correctly and completely, The Divine Office for Dodos contains over 90 detailed lessons with questions, helpful hints, and practice sessions presented in a simple style. This book includes everything you need to know to be able to pray the Liturgy of the Hours with confidence.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780899424828
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family: Essays from a Pastoral Viewpoint

Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family: Essays from a Pastoral Viewpoint
$17.95

Marriage and the family are in crisis. In October 2015,
a Synod of Bishops will meet in the Vatican to discuss this
important subject. In preparation for the event, eleven
Cardinals from around the world have written powerful
essays on some of the problems to be discussed: the challenge
of providing adequate marriage preparation in a secularized
world; the need for evangelization and conversion; the relationship
between charity and truth; the situation of divorced
and civilly remarried Catholics; and the demands of authentic
pastoral care.
The authors understand that doctrine and pastoral ministry
are not opposed to one another. They carefully steer a wise
and merciful course that engages genuine concerns, while
avoiding false compassion, which compromises both truth and
authentic love.
This book serves as both a concise introduction to the forthcoming
Synod and a helpful guide to applying Christ's teaching
to the pastoral care of families. Long after the Synod, these
essays will remain valuable for anyone wanting to understand
and to proclaim the Gospel of the Family.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781621640875
Publication Date: 
2015-09-25
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Encountering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of the Diaconate

$18.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781681924366
Publication Date: 
2020-10-23
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Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours
Sockey, Daria
$15.99
You don't live in a cloister or a monastery, but you take your prayer life seriously and want to explore ways to pray regularly and better. The Liturgy of the Hours is one of those ways--but for those of us who find it a little intimidating, Daria Sockey provides a solid overview to this ancient prayer practice. The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours will answer questions like: What is the history of the Liturgy of the Hours? How can the Liturgy of the Hours fit into a busy schedule? Why is the Liturgy of the Hours relevant today? Print or online resources: Which is better? There is a rhythm of prayer, not just throughout the day, but throughout the year. Sockey explores the spiritual riches of the seasons, the saints, and special feast days, which add depth and variety to prayer. She also addresses the practice of praying the Scriptures, especially the psalms, and helps the reader to appreciate the universal beauty of these ancient prayers.

Don't let concerns about what page am I supposed to be on? scare you away. Sockey will be your guide to answer common questions and overcome common fears. Your prayer life will never be the same!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781616365288
Publication Date: 
2013-02-22
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Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy

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Ouellet, Cardinal Marc
$18.95
Former Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada Marc Cardinal Ouellet offers a theological and philosophical defense of priestly celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church in anticipation of the Oct. 2019 Amazon synod. Drawing from the Bible, and inspired by his pastoral love for the peoples of South America, Cardinal Ouellet defends the priesthood against the challenges of secularism and the current abuse crisis in the Church.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781682781357
Publication Date: 
2019-10-14
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Grace to Be a Priest

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Cessario, Romanus
$17.95

These pages aim to help Catholic priests and those who love priests to ponder properly the grace that these consecrated men have received and its implications for their lives. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

The Grace to Be a Priest represents the fruit of one Dominican's service as a priest of Jesus Christ. For more than thirty-five years, Romanus Cessario has taught and advised candidates for the priesthood. In this text, Father Cessario explains how the vocation to the priesthood comes to a man as both gift and mystery. God chooses priests to serve as both instruments of his will and spiritual fathers for his people. They fulfill this divine mission in various ways. Priests become chaste lovers, faithful friends, obedient sons, and shining lights in God's holy Church. Priests administer the seven Sacraments even as they follow the Christ who came to serve not to be served. Again, priests teach the truth with love even as they pray God for the salvation of all people. Drawing on the riches of the Dominican tradition as well as the general principles of Catholic theology, Father Cessario richly illuminates the nature of the priesthood with insights that will instruct priests, seminarians, and laypeople alike.

Romanus Cessario, O.P., serves as a professor of theology at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the author of some hundred articles and many books, including Thomas and the Thomists: The Achievement of Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters; Theology and Sanctity; Introduction to Moral Theology; and The Virtues, or The Examined Life.

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9781944418601
Publication Date: 
2018-01-10
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Handbook of Indulgences: Norms and Grants

Handbook of Indulgences: Norms and Grants
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$15.95

The Handbook of Indulgences from Catholic Book Publishing is the revised edition of the Enchiridion of Indulgences and the official English translation of the Church\'s book on indulgences. This liturgical book includes a list of the works and prayers to which indulgences are attached. The Handbook of Indulgences is durably bound in a brown cloth cover to ensure long-lasting use.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780899425856
Publication Date: 
1991-01-01
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Holy Communion and Worship of Eucharist Outside Mass

Holy Communion and Worship of Eucharist Outside Mass
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$21.00

Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass from Catholic Book Publishing 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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780899426488
Publication Date: 
1976-01-01
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How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder

How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder
McBride, Alfred
$15.95
"My own study of Church history has led me to conclude that every period of genuine renewal in the Church has been characterized by a revival of sound preaching." --Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee

Sincere, encouraging, and downright practical, Father McBride's How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder makes it easy to connect with your parishioners every Sunday and help them apply their faith to real life. Blending simple-to-follow instructions, proven strategies, and the occasional rule, this guidebook encapsulates 50 years of sermon mastery from one of the most notable preachers of our time. Develop the skills to: Create compelling twelve-minute Sunday homiliesDeliver memorable speeches that resonate in parishioners' hearts and mindsTransform lifeless homilies into irresistible calls to action

Comprehensive yet compact, How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder includes practical steps for overcoming public-speaking fears and time-saving tips for finding relevant stories that warrant sharing. Includes special tips for weddings, funerals, and Masses for children.

Great homilies are a key to thriving parishes. Whether you're a veteran pastor, new priest, or permanent deacon, this invaluable resource will make the most of your weekly preparation!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781592761982
Publication Date: 
2007-04-04
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Joy of Being a Lector

Joy of Being a Lector
Finley, Mitch
$5.95

This handy little book will increase your understanding of this ministry. It will help you to carry it out well. You will discover that you become stronger in your faith in other ways, too. You will come to realize that a lector is far more than someone who simply stands up and reads aloud from the lectionary--much, much more than that. Also available in Spanish: RPS123/04.

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9781878718570
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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Manual of Indulgences: Norms and Grants

Manual of Indulgences: Norms and Grants
$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781574554748
Publication Date: 
2006-12-01
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Order of Celebrating Matrimony Hard/Cloth 2nd Ed.

Order of Celebrating Matrimony Hard/Cloth 2nd Ed.
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$27.95

In this highly anticipated English translation according to the Second Typical Edition, the Ordo Celebrandi 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\ (Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments). The revision of this Ritual Edition, which is divided 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 Clothbound Edition includes all the enhanced features that celebrants have come to know and trust from Catholic Book Publishing: 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-neutral 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 boasts a proven layout that respects functional page-turns.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781941243541
Publication Date: 
2016-08-01
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Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift

Rossetti, Stephen J
$16.95

A bestselling author and leading expert on the Catholic priesthood, Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti forges a renewed theology of priestly blessing, encouraging his brother priests to embrace the habit of blessing people, objects, and events. In this provocative and inspirational book he shows how the blessing is integral to the identity of priests and crucial to the spiritual wellbeing of all the faithful.

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti fears that many priests shy away from blessing people and objects because of a lack of awareness of the rich tradition of Church blessings and a deficit in training for this important pastoral practice. In The Priestly Blessing, Rossetti urges priests to boldly and frequently embrace this ancient practice because of their unique calling.

Rossetti traces the history of blessing in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. He also explores the various types of blessing, such as praise of God, the invocation of special benefit from God, and being consecrated to God.

The Priestly Blessing also helps priests reflect on what saints and mystics have taught about blessing as a vital activity of the Church, and outlines connections between Catholic sacramental theology, the practice of priestly blessing, and the Catholic understanding of creation that helps make sense of priests blessing objects and animals.

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9781594718472
Publication Date: 
2018-10-26
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Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary

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Pavone, Frank
$29.99
Speaking on the sanctity of life from the pulpit can be a challenging--but beautiful--undertaking for any preacher. In Proclaiming the Message of Life, Fr. Frank Pavone offers a comprehensive guide to presenting a life-affirming message from the Sunday Lectionary readings for the entire three-year cycle. Fr. Pavone, one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world, provides pro-life reflections for every Sunday. This book will be both a valuable tool and a source of deep reflection for priests, other ministers, and lay people alike who wish to speak with wisdom and love on this important topic. Pavone addresses the principles of pro-life preaching as well as common objections to the clergy preaching on this subject. With wisdom and clarity he lays a foundation for this valuable teaching based on Scripture and sound pastoral practice. Proclaiming the Message of Life is essential reading for priests, deacons and pastors, as well as the lay faithful who wish to speak effectively about one of the most compelling issues of our time.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781616369309
Publication Date: 
2016-04-30
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Rite for Blessing of Child in the Womb (English)

$6.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781601373168
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Rite of Penance

Rite of Penance
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$22.95

The Rite of Penance from Catholic Book Publishing includes the complete biblical readings from the revised Lectionary for Mass as well as emendations made in accord with the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Each page in this new, larger sized volume of the Rite of Penance is formatted to allow for easy reading and to avoid unnecessary page-turning, and the entire volume is set in a specially selected typeface outstanding for its readability. Rubrics in the Rite of Penance are clearly indicated in red type, and two-color liturgical illustrations enhance the beauty of the text. Bound in brown cloth and Smyth sewn for durability, the Rite of Penance also features elegant stained edges and two ribbon markers to facilitate keeping one\'s place. A practical, attractive liturgical resource for this important sacramental ministry.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780899425283
Publication Date: 
2002-08-07
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Rites of the Catholic Church Vol 2

Rites of the Catholic Church Vol 2
Various
$19.95

This study edition contains the officially approved texts and rubrics for the following: Institutions of Readers and Acolytes; Ordination of Deacons, Priests, and Bishops; Rite of Religious Profession; Blessing of Persons: Abbot, Abbess; Consecrating to a life of Virginity; Rite of Commissioning Special Ministers of Holy Communion; Dedication of a Church and Altar. Appendices include: Reception of the Bishop in the Cathedral Church, Blessing of Pontifical Insignia, the Rite of the Blessing of Oils, the Rite of Consecrating the Chrism, Crowning of the Image of the Blessed Virgin.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814660379
Publication Date: 
1980-01-01
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Sermons in Times of Crisis: Twelve Homilies to Stir Your Soul

Sermons in Times of Crisis: Twelve Homilies to Stir Your Soul
Scalia, Paul D
$27.95
The Catholic Church today finds itself in the midst of a crisis. The flock is scattering, and while some shepherds bravely set off in search of those lost and wandering sheep, others drive them, and many more, further from the fold.

But the Church has seen and weathered numerous crises in its two millennia, and always one or more of its priests and bishops stood up and rallied the faithful: whether to rebuke an Emperor or oppose a policy, encourage the faithful or defend the faith, bishops and priests ascended the pulpit and delivered sermons that met the pressing needs of their own times, sermons which should be read and remembered by Catholics of all times. You will find comfort within these pages as you read the words of these heroic pastors of souls including:

St Ambrose of Milan, St Augustine, St John Chrysostom, St Edmund Campion, Pope St John Paul II, . . . and seven others.

Enter into the minds and thoughts of some of the bravest, most eloquent, homilists the Church has produced. More than one was killed for the words they uttered which you will find in these pages. But they counted not the cost.

Guided by Rev. Paul D. Scalia's introduction and commentaries, you will come to see that the Church has faced crises and survived, even thrived, before. In fact, it is one of the marks of her authenticity, as it has often been said, that no mere human institution could have survived the persecutions and scandals that the Catholic Church has withstood over 2000 years.

If you are a priest or bishop, just maybe reading these words of men not unlike yourself, will inspire you to stand and be counted and preach God's word from the pulpit without counting the cost.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781505108781
Publication Date: 
2019-02-15
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Shorter Book of Blessings leather

Shorter Book of Blessings leather
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$28.95

The Shorter Book of Blessings from Catholic Book Publishing is a handy-sized 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 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.

ISBN/SKU: 
0899425666
Publication Date: 
1990-01-01
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Shorter Book of Blessings:

Shorter Book of Blessings:
International Commission on English in the Liturgy
$24.95

The Shorter Book of Blessings from Catholic Book Publishing is a handy-sized 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 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 bound in flexible brown simulated leather.

ISBN/SKU: 
0899425658
Publication Date: 
1990-01-01
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The Order of Baptism of Children (updated January, 2020)

$44.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781601376411
Publication Date: 
2020-02-25
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