Pastoral Books

Alter Christus: Priestly Holiness on Earth and in Eternity

Alter Christus: Priestly Holiness on Earth and in Eternity
Sullivan, Ezra
$17.95

In this powerful book, Fr. Ezra Sullivan, a Dominican professor at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, reflects on the inestimable gift and responsibility of the priesthood.

Utilizing the examples and teachings of the saints, Fr. Ezra explores how "fathers of souls" should shepherd their flocks with God's self-giving authority and why the Church needs strong, masculine priests to form her children on the road to Heaven. You will learn how to foster devotion to God the Father, how Our Lady is crucial for the sanctification of priests, why St. Joseph is a priest's model, and how to employ the angels and the saints to intercede for priests. You will be heartened as you see how Abraham's spiritual fatherhood reveals the spiritual fruitfulness of God and His priests.

You will also learn about the Pelagian temptation and how those who overwork are more susceptible to it; ways to overcome "functionalism" and worldly concerns; and why the Holy Eucharist and administering the sacraments devoutly are central to a priest's identity.

Additionally, you will gather spiritual and practical tips on attaining union with the Holy Spirit to avoid "Christian Stoicism" and "spiritual adultery", and you will gain a new appreciation for how priests were raised to a supernatural dignity by virtue of their ordination to act in persona Christi.

Alter Christus squarely looks at common pitfalls of priestly sin, shows how a priest can arm himself for the spiritual battle, and gives tips on how to avoid the trap of self-deprecation or despair over one's sins. You will discover how prayer is necessary for union with Christ and a shield from evil; and how a priest's prayer helps to accomplish God's plan for saving the world.

Other absorbing, practical topics covered by Fr. Ezra include:

  • The four keys to powerful preaching
  • Two virtues to cultivate when combatting a "Messiah complex"
  • Why you should never become a "buddy Jesus"
  • How love is irreplaceable in a priest's life
  • St. John Vianney's heroic gift of self and witness of humility as a parish priest
  • What Hell will be like for unrepentant and sinful priests
  • What Heaven will be like for holy priests
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9781644137628
Publication Date: 
2022-11-21
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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.

ISBN/SKU: 
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

Ceremonies Explained for Servers: A Manual for Altar Servers, Acolytes, Sacristans, and Masters of Ceremonies
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.

ISBN/SKU: 
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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780899420820
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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Discovering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of Service

Discovering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of Service
$16.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781681927831
Publication Date: 
2022-05-06
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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
Pecora Nugent, Madeline
$9.95

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: 
2008-01-01
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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

Encountering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of the Diaconate
Deacon Dominic Cerrato Ph D
$18.95

Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.

These are the words a newly ordained deacon hears from his bishop as the Book of the Gospels is placed in his hands. It is a solemn but joyous moment in which the deacon is called to a lifelong pursuit of the spiritual life.

The foundation of the diaconate is intimate communion with Christ the Servant. This communion originates and deepens in the interior life, and it is here, through prayer and meditation, where he truly discovers God on a personal level and, at the same time, discovers himself in a more profound way.

In Encountering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of the Diaconate, Deacon Dominic Cerrato, PhD, offers deacons and deacon candidates an integrated approach to diaconal life and ministry, rooted in the cultivation of the interior life. In this study, Deacon Dominic outlines the primacy of the interior life, the necessity of abandonment, the Servant Mysteries, and living the Servant Mysteries.

Entering into a new and more intimate relationship with Christ the Servant will open deacons and deacon candidates to their true identity, and their mission, as heralds of the Gospel of Christ.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deacon Dominic Cerrato is the director of Diaconal Formation for the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois. He serves as executive director of Diaconal Ministries, a national ministry that ministers to permanent deacons and those they serve. Ordained a permanent deacon in 1995 for the Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, he earned a doctorate in theology from the Catholic Theological Foundation via Duquesne University in 2009; a master's in theology from Duquesne University; and a bachelor's in theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

In Encountering Christ the Servant: A Spirituality of the Diaconate, Deacon Dominic Cerrato, PhD, offers deacons and deacon candidates an integrated approach to diaconal life and ministry, rooted in the cultivation of the interior life. In this study, Deacon Dominic outlines the primacy of the interior life, the necessity of abandonment, the Servant Mysteries, and living the Servant Mysteries.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781681924366
Publication Date: 
2020-10-23
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Evangelizing Today's Domestic Churches: A Theological and Pastoral Approach to the Family

Evangelizing Today's Domestic Churches: A Theological and Pastoral Approach to the Family
Hater, Robert J
$19.95

The Catholic family is a domestic church, rooted in God's love and challenged to hope. Yet Catholic families today are beset with attacks from within and without, as were early Christian house churches. The latter faced persecution and rejection from society and even their own family members. Today's domestic churches face challenges of materialism, individualism, and secularism, coming through technology, media, and the contemporary culture.

The Church must respond to these challenges by seeking new ways to minister directly to families. The future of parish life will depend largely on how a parish supports family life. Drawing on the experience of the early Church, Evangelizing Today's Domestic Churches invites pastors and those engaged in pastoral ministry to take the lead in helping families recognize their responsibility before God to become vibrant domestic churches.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781681929279
Publication Date: 
2022-12-05
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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!

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

Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy
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

Grace to Be a Priest
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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781944418601
Publication Date: 
2018-01-10
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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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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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781878718570
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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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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Our Life of Service: The Handbook for Catholic Deacons

Our Life of Service: The Handbook for Catholic Deacons
Burke-Sivers, Deacon Harold
$17.95

Winner of a 2022 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Award: Resources for Ministry (Third Place).

Whether you are seasoned from years of ministry or are just getting started living out the vows you made at ordination, this essential handbook will provide the spiritual and practical support you need as a Catholic deacon in the Church today.

In Our Life of Service, international speaker and bestselling author Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will inspire and uplift you as he and his brother deacons--including Greg Kandra, Larry Oney, Dominic Cerrato, and Thomas J. Fox--share their testimonies and insights about how to serve God with determination, faith, and vision. Burke-Sivers explains the gift of the diaconate as a living image of Christ the Servant in the world, a source of comfort and hope at a time when both are in short supply.

Burke-Sivers explores the daily realities of life to answer important questions about the diaconate such as:

  • What does the Church teach about the purpose of this ministry both within the parish and the world?
  • How are the three key responsibilities of teaching, sanctifying, and leading entrusted to a deacon at ordination practiced in daily life?
  • How does his commitment to his wife help a married deacon balance his duties to his family and ministry?
  • What are practical strategies and solutions for the challenges deacons face, especially when conflicts arise within ministry?
  • Burke-Sivers also calls for younger, more diverse groups of men who reflect on the face of the Church to become permanent deacons in order to bridge the gap between the Church and the world and to reach the unchurched.

    Each chapter contains questions for reflection, action steps, and prayers to help deacons strengthen their own commitment to their calling. Drawing from the writings of St. John Paul II and other ecclesial writings about the purpose and gift of the permanent diaconate, Burke-Sivers educates and inspires us to more fully appreciate this gift and enriches and encourages those who have themselves answered this call.

    Written for deacons in active ministry, Our Life of Service is also inspiring reading for Catholics in the pew who are considering a call or who simply want to understand the purpose and gift of the permanent diaconate.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781646800926
    Publication Date: 
    2021-12-03
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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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    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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    Rekindle the Gift of God: A New Handbook for Priests

    Rekindle the Gift of God: A New Handbook for Priests
    Kereszty O Cist, Fr Roch
    $17.95

    Drawing on fifty-nine years of experience as a Catholic priest, Fr. Kereszty provides spiritual, psychological, and pastoral guidance to priests, deacons, and seminarians for preaching, sacramental ministry, and spiritual direction. He has worked with countless priests struggling to understand their own role and identity in the post-conciliar Church with the laity taking on more leadership and responsibilities.

    He has also dealt with the confusion and discouragement from the sexual abuse crisis. His desire is that this book will re-ignite the great gift that priests have received in ordination, and to communicate his own immense joy and gratitude for that gift. Lastly, he tells all priests: to have a happy priestly life, strive to be a true priest of Jesus Christ in service to his flock.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644057
    Publication Date: 
    2021-03-31
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    Rite for Blessing of Child in the Womb (English)

    Rite for Blessing of Child in the Womb (English)
    $6.95

    Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, chairman of the Committee on Divine Worship of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, hopes this blessing will provide not only support and God's blessing for expectant parents and their child in the womb, but also another effective witness to the sanctity of human life from the first moment of conception.

    This book was approved by the U.S. bishops in November 2008, then sent to Rome for editing and final approval, and now available for use by all dioceses in the United States.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781601373168
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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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    Sacred Heart and the Priesthood

    Sacred Heart and the Priesthood
    Trochue, Claret
    $13.95
    Mother Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche, a Visitation sister, was commissioned first by Our Lord, then by her religious superiors to write this book based on her lifetime conversations with the Divine Master. Its purpose is to strengthen the souls of priests in the love of their sublime vocation and unite them more than ever to Jesus Christ, the eternal Priest and to give the faithful a greater confidence in and more religious and filial respect for the orders of the sacred hierarchy. The Holy See has declared her writings to be in conformity with the teachings of the Church and has sanctioned the organization of priests, which she had drawn up under the name of "The Priests Universal Union of the Friends of the Sacred Heart.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895551283
    Publication Date: 
    2009-11-15
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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
    $27.00

    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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    St. Joseph Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word: Liturgical Year C (2022)

    St. Joseph Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word: Liturgical Year C (2022)
    $10.95
    This edition of the Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word contains the approved New American Bible text of the Readings for Mass on Sundays, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and Holydays for 2022, Liturgical Year C, in which the Gospel of Luke is the primary Gospel proclaimed.

    A valuable introduction by well-known author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv. traces the historical tradition of Ministers of the Word, affirms the modern lector within that context, and provides practical tips. The Handbook also contains a commentary to help the lector or proclaimer of the Word to understand the reading being proclaimed, along with Pastoral Reflections.

    There are four helpful appendices:

  • Introduction to the Books of the Bible Read in the Three-Year Cycle
  • The Responsorial Psalm
  • Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
  • Index of Biblical Texts
  • Bound in a flexible blue and yellow cover, the Handbook for Lectors & Proclaimers of the Word is an invaluable resource for all lectors or Ministers of the Word.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781953152312
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-01
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