Pastoral Books

Behold Your Mother

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$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.
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9781594710285
Publication Date: 
2007-09-01
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Book of Blessings

$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 from Catholic Book Publishing 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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$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

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$3.95
New and invaluable service booklet for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers in bringing Communion to the sick. Father Champlin, who has both lectured and written at length about this ministry, has geared the work directly for such Ministers and included a series of pastoral instructions and guidelines that will be of great benefit to them.
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9780899420820
Publication Date: 
2014-03-01
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Divine Office for Dodos: A Step-By-Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the

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$8.95
For those who want to pray all the hours correctly and completely, this book contains over 90 detailed lessons. Questions, answers, and practice sessions presented in simple style.
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9780899424828
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family: Essays from a Pastoral Viewpoint

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$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.

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9781621640875
Publication Date: 
2015-09-25
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Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours

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$14.99
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!

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9781616365288
Publication Date: 
2013-02-22
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Grace to Be a Priest

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$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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Holy Communion and Worship of Eucharist Outside Mass

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$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

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$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!

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

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$5.95
An eminently readable resource for lectors rich in theology, history and liturgy. Practical & full of useful suggestions
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9781878718570
Publication Date: 
1999-02-01
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Little Book of Hours: Praying with Community of Jesus - Revised Edition (Revised) (Revised)

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$18.99

Experience the depth and beauty of an ancient prayer practice as it is celebrated in a modern monastic community

At the Church of the Transfiguration on Cape Cod, the Liturgy of the Hours is observed each day by the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Christian community in the Benedictine monastic tradition. The Liturgy of the Hours is the heartbeat of everyday life, the pulse that sustains and nurtures the community. In this little book, all the richness of these ancient prayers is presented in a modified version for Christians everywhere. The Little Book of Hours provides four weeks of services, with three services for every day, and many additional collects and services. Learn how you can "pray the hours" in the midst of your busy life today.

"Prayer is first and foremost about relationship, our relationship with God and our relationship with one another in the Body of Christ. These relationships fill our lives with meaning and purpose. Prayer, then, is not so much an exercise of piety as it is an exchange of love."

--from The Little Book of Hours

To learn more about the Community of Jesus visit www.communityofjesus.org.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781557255334
Publication Date: 
2007-04-01
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Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century

$29.15
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9781616713607
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Manual of Indulgences: Norms and Grants

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

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$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.
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9781941243541
Publication Date: 
2016-08-28
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Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift

$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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$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

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$22.95
This newly available edition includes

complete Biblical readings taken

from the Revised Lectionary for

Mass as well as emendations in

accord with the 1983 Code of Canon

Law. It also features a new, largersize

format and large, bold, easy-toread

type. The volume is smyth

sewn, printed and illustrated in two

colors, and comes with two ribbon

markers. 224 pages. Size 71/4 x

101/4.

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

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$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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Shorter Book of Blessings leather

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$28.95
The Shorter Book of Blessings from Catholic Book Publishing 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.
ISBN/SKU: 
0899425666
Publication Date: 
1992-07-01
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Shorter Book of Blessings:

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$22.95
The Shorter Book of Blessings from Catholic Book Publishing 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 bound in flexible brown simulated leather.
ISBN/SKU: 
0899425658
Publication Date: 
1990-07-01
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