Pastoral Books

Behold Your Mother

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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
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2007-09-01
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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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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
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2014-03-01
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Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy:: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee

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This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).
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9781612789811
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2015-11-05
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Divine Office for Dodos: A Step-By-Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the

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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
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2008-07-01
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Forming the Assembly to Celebrate Sacraments

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The Second Vatican Council envisioned a liturgical assembly that could understand and participate fully in the liturgy. Even when parishes have helped their members to understand and participate in the Sunday eucharistic liturgy, responses at liturgies for the other sacraments may seem uncertain and lukewarm. Do we know what we're doing when we celebrate the sacraments? In this book, as in its companion, Forming the Assembly to Celebrate the Mass, Larry Mick, a seasoned presider and writer on the liturgy, offers insights and suggestions for helping our communities understand the work we are called to do when we celebrate sacraments. The author explains each sacrament and its liturgical aspects in ways that will invigorate and prepare parish ministers for the work of liturgical catechesis. Once leaders are prepared, the book can then be used for catechizing the whole assembly. Parish councils, liturgy boards, liturgical ministers, adult formation groups and individuals in the assembly will all find in this book fresh perspectives for celebrating and savoring the sacraments.
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1568544472
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2002-09-01
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How to Make Homilies Better, Briefer, and Bolder

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"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
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2007-04-04
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Joy of Being a Lector

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An eminently readable resource for lectors rich in theology, history and liturgy. Practical & full of useful suggestions
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9781878718570
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1999-02-01
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Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century

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9781616713607
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Lost Art of Walking on Water: Reimagining the Priesthood

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"Highlights: - there are many books about priests but few to priests themselves by one of their own.- engagingly written- insightful reading for lay people
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9780809142705
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2004-09-01
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Mercy in the Fathers of the Church: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee

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This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).
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9781612789781
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Mercy in the Teachings of the Popes: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee

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This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).
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9781612789804
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Order of Celebrating Matrimony Hard/Cloth 2nd Ed.

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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
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2016-08-28
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Parables of Mercy: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee

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This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).
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9781612789774
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2015-10-15
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Proclaiming the Message of Life: Weekly Reflections from the Lectionary

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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.
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9781616369309
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2016-04-30
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Reclaiming Our Priestly Character

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Rite for Blessing of Child in the Womb (English)

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Rite of Penance

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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.

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9780899425283
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2002-08-07
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Rites of the Catholic Church Vol 2

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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.

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9780814660379
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1980-01-01
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Shorter Book of Blessings leather

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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.
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0899425666
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1992-07-01
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Shorter Book of Blessings:

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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.
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0899425658
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1990-07-01
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Silent Witnesses in the Gospels: Bible Bystanders and Their Stories

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The servants who filled the jars at Jesus' command when he turned the water into wine the boy who donated his loaves and fishes so Jesus could multiply them the woman with the alabaster jar who anointed Jesus' feet. All these and many more characters in the Gospels share one important trait: in the biblical accounts where they appear, they are silent. We have no record of their words. Nevertheless, they have much to say to us by the ways they responded to Christ. Take a journey of the imagination with author Allan Wright, back to New Testament times, to consider what kinds of lives these people might have lived and what lessons we might learn from the Silent Witnesses in the Gospels.
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1569553238
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2002-10-10
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Together on the Road

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Timely in today's world where priests are desperately in need of a positive perspective on their way of life. Together on the Road offers a perspective of hope and strength in friendship, giving priests encouragement to connect with each other and find support for their vocation.
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0819874167
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2005-12-31
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