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Handbook of the Mass
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Handbook of the Mass

By Garneau, Jean-Yves

In 100 numbered paragraphs, the author goes through the Mass, describing each part in detail.  He gives spiritual and theological meaning to the liturgy, especially for children and adolescents, directly and clearly.  Several line drawings provide effective illustrations.  This booklet was originally published in French-speaking Canada; it was translated into English by Father Neil Xavier O'Donoghue. 64 pages.

$9.95

The Place of Christ in Liturgical Prayer

By Jungmann, Josef A

The late Balthasar Fischer said that this classic work "represents a milestone in twentieth century liturgical studies." In this book, Jungmann showed clearly for the first time that per Christum was a precious legacy from early times. Every liturgical act takes account of Jesus Christ as mediator, as intercessor. Fischer says that this was a very influential insight. First of all, this concept helped give a firm foundation to liturgical piety. Second, this concept clarified the nature of presidential prayer in the liturgy, especially the Eucharistic Prayer, the Anaphora. No issue in the liturgy could be more central than this: understanding clearly the role of Christ as mediator of our liturgical prayer. With extensive footnotes (on the corresponding page) and other documentation, The Place of Christ in Liturgical Prayer represents the highest level of scholarly research. Greek and Latin citations, untranslated, abound. Conclusively, Jungmann demonstrates that the Eucharistic Prayers (the Anaphoras) and the other public prayers of the priest or bishop largely are directed to God through Christ, from earliest times, including the time of the New Testament. It was only beginning in the fourth century, especially in reaction to the Arian heresy, that public prayer in some places came to be directed to Christ. At the time, this was a legitimate and appropriate way to defend the true faith. Now, centuries later, he says, it is possible to emphasize the original pattern of Christian prayer, in part because of its value for our faith.

$19.95

Prayer and Community

By Schmidt, Herman

Volume 52 in the Concilium Series: an anthology. This book is especially concerned with liturgy prayer and its relationship to the local community.

$15.00

The Sacrifice We Offer: The Tridentine Dogma and Its Reinterpretation
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The Sacrifice We Offer: The Tridentine Dogma and Its Reinterpretation

By Power, David

"In this sympathetic yet critical study of the teaching of the Council of Trent on the propitiary character of the Mass, David Power makes a significant contribution to the ecumenical process of which the Lima document and the bilateral reports on the Eucharist are prominent parts, as well as suggesting how a changed social and ecclesial context may allow the Roman Catholic Church itself to receive afresh the positive intent of Tridentine teaching in terms of alternative but perhaps not incompatible models of reconciliation and communion with God in Christ." --Geoffrey Wainwright, Duke University

$45.00

Called to Serve: A Guidebook for Altar Servers
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Called to Serve: A Guidebook for Altar Servers

By Nevins, Albert J

Well illustrated with photographs and drawings of vestments etc., this book is easy enough for kids. It's practical and clear. 48 pages.

$5.00

The Word and Eucharist Handbook

By Johnson, Lawrence J

"In this book, I found more practical information on pastoral liturgy than in any comparable source." --Father Thomas Ricthstatter, O.F.M., professor of sacramental theology, St. Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana. "This is the best book I've found for understanding the Eucharist in its complexity of historical, theological, and liturgical aspects." --Sister Marilyn Winter, O.P., Director, Office of Worship, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

$15.00

Liturgy with Style and Grace: First Edition

By Huck, Gabe

Subtitled "a basic manual for planners and ministers," this book provides an overview of the liturgy. There are six sections: First things, some basic thoughts on liturgy and Christian life. Elements of liturgy, words, sounds, places, gestures, and objects. Who does the liturgy? Assembly, celebrant, lector, et al. The Mass, considered in detail. Days and seasons, the liturgical year. Other rites, marriage, sickness, etc. Each section is followed by "reflections," by Sister Georgene Wilson, "discussions," by Father Ron Lewinski, and "resources," by Father Edmund Siedlecki. Note that this 1978 edition is the first, supplanted by later editions by the same author.

$15.00

Liturgy with Style and Grace: Revised Edition

By Huck, Gabe

In this second edition of a popular book, Gabe Huck provides an overview of the Mass, the sacraments, and the liturgical year. Two-page units are grouped into sections on central topics. Discussion questions and a short bibliography make Liturgy with Style and Grace useful for study groups, liturgy teams, and religious education classes.

$15.00

Communion Rite at Sunday Mass, The
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Communion Rite at Sunday Mass, The

By Huck, Gabe

This book looks at every aspect of the Communion rite and shows how this rite can be inspiring and beautiful, Sunday by Sunday. Photographs make clear how the liturgy can be well celebrated. Floor plans provide a guide for the Communion procession. The Appendix supplies copy for parish bulletins and some instruction for extraordinary ministers of Communion.

$15.00

Meaning of the Liturgy, The

By Haussling, Angelus

Introduction to the liturgy and its theology by a renowned Benedictine scholar. This anthology includes essays by Philipp Harnoncourt, Klemens Richter, Richard Schaeffler, Philipp Schaeffler, and Clemens Thoma. Translated from the 1991 German original by Linda M. Maloney. In 1990, the Catholic Academy of Bavaria sponsored a seminar on liturgical renewal as inspired by Romano Guardini. The essays in this book were first presented as papers at this seminar. Overall, this book provides a review of liturgical renewal since the Second Vatican Council and looks to the future as well.

$20.00

Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite, The

By Mazza, Enrico

This book is a historical and theological commentary on the Eucharistic Prayers in use in the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church. These are the Roman Canon, three other prayers from the 1970 missal, the three prayers for Children's Masses, the two prayers for reconciliation, and the "Swiss Synod" Anaphora. In the United States, the latter Eucharistic Prayer is presented as four separate prayers. The author, Father Enrico Mazza, has provided an introductory chapter, explaining his method, and a concluding chapter, providing some theology for the Eucharistic Prayer. There is also an excellent introduction by the late Msgr. Fred McManus. This thorough, scholarly, book also provides notes, bibliography, and index. It was translated from the 1984 Italian original.

$20.00

Meet Christ with Joy: Preparation for First Communion

By Brown, Joan

This is a book for families, helping parents and children together to understand and to share the child's preparation for first Holy Communion. It is a book full of activities.

$10.00

Eucharist in the West, The: History and Theology

By Kilmartin, Edward J

Edited by Father Robert Daly, S.J., also of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus, this book is Father Kilmartin's legacy. It is a masterful study of the author's synthesis of Western theology of the Eucharist.

$95.00

Theology for Today

By Davis, Charles

An excellent review of theological renewal, just before the Second Vatican Council. This book provides some of the salient elements of intellectual renewal in the 1950s in the Catholic Church. Clearly written.

$30.00

Mass of the Roman Rite, volume 2
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Mass of the Roman Rite, volume 2

By Jungmann, Joseph

This is the second volume of Jungmann's classic work on the Roman Catholic Mass, first published in English in 1955. This volume includes Part IV of the work: The Mass Ceremonies in Detail-The Sacrifice. The author considers the Offertory, the Canon Actionis, the Communion Cycle, and the Close of the Mass. The book concludes with an index of sources and an index of names, things, and formulas.

$195.00

Mass of the Roman Rite, volume 1
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Mass of the Roman Rite, volume 1

By Jungmann, Joseph

This is the English language 1951 edition, translated from the 1949 German edition. In addition to this single volume, ACP also makes available copies of the complete, two-volume set, q.v. Note that this first volume in English was first published in 1951; the second, in 1955. In this first volume of the two-volume work, Jungmann provides the first three parts of the whole magnum opus: Part One is the form of the Mass through the centuries; Part Two is the Nature and Forms of the Mass; Part Three is the Mass Ceremonies in Detail. The latter includes the opening or entrance rite and the service of readings, concluding with the General Prayer of the Church and further adjuncts to the sermon. This volume begins with the author's foreword, the translator's note, a list of abbreviations, the bibliography, and the introduction. Through both volumes, the footnotes are provided on the bottom of each page of the main text.

$195.00

Mass of the Roman Rite, The
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Mass of the Roman Rite, The

By Jungmann, Joseph

This is a revised and abridged edition, in one volume, of the classic study of the Roman Catholic Mass, by Father Joseph Jungmann, S.J. This volume, while convenient, lacks the extensive footnotes of the complete, two-volume edition. However, there are some textual revisions in this volume that make it more up to date than the older English language edition. The original was the 1949 German edition.

$165.00

Mass, The

By Jungmann, Joseph

An updating of Jungmann's work on the Roman Catholic Mass, by the same author. Theological and pastoral sections complete the book. Note that this is the last book Jungmann wrote on the Mass.

$65.00

Christian Liturgy

By Kilmartin, Edward J

A theological study of the Eucharist, by the late Father Edward J. Kilmartin, S.J. This book is described as "Volume I. Theology." However, later volumes never appeared. The author was perhaps the leading sacramental theologian in North America in the twentieth century. He was professor of sacramental theology at Weston, Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1958 to 1974. For the next ten years, he was professor and director of the doctoral program in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame. He served as executive secretary of the U.S. bishops' conference Committee for Dialogue with the Orthodox Church. He was also the 1978 recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award, from the Catholic Theological Society of America. In Christian Liturgy, Father Kilmartin integrates into a coherent whole all major aspects of the economy of salvation, which make sense of the liturgy of the Church. Such aspects included the mystery of the Trinity, Christ and his redemptive work, the personal mission of the Holy Spirit, the Church, the mystery of the human person, grace, faith, prayer, the Word of God, and the finality of material things. From the background of this theology, fresh light is shed on the classical themes of the theology of the seven sacraments. In this way, the author prepares a foundation for a truly ecumenical sacramental theology.

$39.95

Liturgy and Doctrine
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Liturgy and Doctrine

By Davis, Charles

Excellent introduction to the central themes of the 20th century liturgical movement, before the Second Vatican Council. The chapters are originally articles from The Clergy Review, published in England. Well written, clear, and concise. This book shows that liturgical renewal is not primarily a question of incidentals but of doctrine, not of aesthetics but of faith. Though the pages have yellowed with age, the book is in good condition. "a genuine theological work of real importance...one of the most refreshing books I have read in years." --Father Laurence Bright, O.P., Life of the Spirit "...an excellent book, probably the best short account in English of the central role of the liturgy in Christian life." --Father Austin Flannery, O.P., Doctrine and Life. "...this brief but pregnant study of the theology of the liturgy is the most important that has ever appeared." --Father J.D. Crichton, Liturgy.

$9.95

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