The 2013 liturgical year begins with the First Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, 2012. In this book, for each Sunday, all three Scripture readings are given in full, as well as the Psalm after the First Reading. Commentary is provided in a parallel column, to help the lector prepare the text.
This book provides, in large print, the Scripture readings for each Sunday in Cycle B of the Lectionary, including the Responsorial Psalm. Extensive commentary is provided, especially for the benefit of the lector and/or deacon. Four appendixes provide additional resources. The translation is that of the New American Bible (Confraternity), used in most Catholic churches.
This collection includes 31 sermons, preached from 1953 to 1987. The author, Rev. Robert Loughborough, is a retired Presbyterian minister.
This volume contains the readings for all Sundays in Cycle A, as well as for the Solemnities that replace the Sunday. It is not enough, says the author, to understand the Lectionary readings in their liturgical context. Knowledge of the biblical context is vitally important, especially for those involved in the RCIA and those who proclaim the Word of God. Each Sunday commentary includes three sets of discussion questions. The author, Margaret Nutting Ralplh, has taught grade school, high school, college, graduate school, and adult education groups. For 30 years, she worked for the Covington and Lexington dioceses as adult education consultant and director of the RCIA and evangelization. For 16 years, she was secretary of educational ministries. She now directs the MA program for Catholics at Lexington Theological Seminary. Dr. Ralph is also the author of the best selling "And God Said What?" and "The Bible and the End of the World."
Compiled by John V. Kruse, Ph.D. This book provides daily reflections for Ash Wednesday through the Second Sunday of Easter. Thoughts from Pope John Paul II are supported by Scripture, prayers, and activities for spiritual growth. The compiler, Dr. Kruse, is a historical theologian with expertise in Franciscan spirituality and the role of the papacy. He teaches at St. Louis University in Missouri.
Spiral-bound book, so it will lie flat. Various texts related to each day of the Triduum. Special texts for initiation and Easter Sunday as well.
In addition to the English-language text of the document, Introduction: Lectionary for Mass, the late Ralph Keifer provides four chapters of commentary. His insightful and clear observations are still useful to any pastoral musician or priest. As he says, this document represents a significant turn in official statements of this kind. Here are his chapter headings: The reform continues. Words and music are central. The Word proclaimed. The liturgical year. The author, for example, rightly points out that certain parts of the liturgy are identified in documents as "chants," that is, as elements that are meant to be sung. These would be litanies, responsorial Psalms, dialogues, and acclamations. Yet in many celebrations, he says, they are recited, not sung at all. Instead, people sing hymns. That's not the idea. As Keifer points out, Rome has been saying this sort of thing for a long time. We have yet to implement this norm, that certain parts of the Mass should be sung before all else. The author is entirely right; he deserves a hearing, even today.
The Advent Kitchen brings together recipes that will help you celebrate the Advent season with healthy eating. Here you will find more than ninety tested dishes, ranging from soups and appetizers to entrees, salads, and desserts. Special attention is given to dishes for Sunday brunch.
A tested collection of nearly 100 meatless recipies, from appetizers to main dishes and desserts. The book is arranged in three sections. "Gifts from the Land" features garden-grown foods, both fresh and cooked. "Gifts from the Dairy" are recipes based on milk, cheese, and eggs. "Gifts from the Sea" includes seafood soups, chowders, and entrees, along with desserts.
This book employs poetry, drama, literature, sacred art, and nature, all to reveal the spiritual significance of each liturgical season. The author, Father Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R., is an American Redemptorist. He is professor of the history of moral theology and Christian spirituality at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome.
Comprehensive hymnal for Roman Catholic parishes, including Morning Prayer (Lauds) and Evening Prayer (Vespers), as well as a communal penance service, benediction, and much music for Mass. Excellent hymn texts, largely in contemporary, beautiful English. Two Latin settings of the Ordinary of the Mass. Acclamations in English, for children's Masses and Sunday Masses. Psalms are metrical, in regular meter, for ease in singing. Extensive indexes and companion publications, to help in planning the liturgy. For further information, go directly to the American Catholic Hymnbook page: http://www.AmericanCatholicPress.org/hymnbook.html. In content, this hardcover edition is identical to the American Catholic Hymnbook: Perfect Bound Edition and the American Catholic Hymnbook: Guitar Edition. The advantage of this hardcover edition is that it is durable, tough, and long-lasting. You should have it in the pew for many years to come. Furthermore, with your parish name embossed in gold on the front cover, this hardcover binding looks truly elegant, a credit to your parish and to your liturgy.
Commentary on the texts. Spiritual reflections. Suggested prayers. This book is another in a series on the weekday Lectionary. In each volume the order of the weekdays is followed. Liturgical seasons are grouped together, as are other logical units. For each day, there are three sections: A short commentary on the readings and the Psalms, drawing attention to their main message. Spiritual reflections for use in a homily, meditation, or personal study. Suggested prayers for thanksgiving or at other times in the day. These pages are meant to serve the action of the liturgy. Reflections are derived from the texts themselves.
From Mardi Gras to Passiontide, with prayers and blessings for family, school, and church. This book offers detailed instructions for creating classroom and home craft projects, from simple materials. Here you will find everything you need to make the following, especially with children: Mardi Gras masks. Mite Boxes. Banners. Sand Art. Cactus Gardens. Lenten Gardens. Prayer Cloths. Collages. Wormhouses. Baptismal Quilts. Victory Crosses. Furthermore, this book provides educational background on the liturgical season; with this help, art projects also become learning experiences.
"A rich source of information and inspiration...Father David Bird has spent a lifetime studying the scriptures, the writings of the early desert fathers, the lives of the saints, and the evolution of the liturgy. The breadth and depth of his learning is reflected throughout this book, which is written in a style that is easily accessible to the layman." --Imagen Wolseley, Catholic Herald This book is relevant to every Catholic who is looking to live the life of the Gospel. Living the beatitudes will deepen the understanding of what it means to be a eucharistic people. Dom David Bird is a monk of the Benedictine Order. He studied theology at Belmont Abbey in England and at Fribourg University in Switzerland. He taught ecclesiology and fundamental theology at Belmont Abbey for 11 years. He has also worked as a parish priest in England and in Peru. In 1981 he was sent to Tambogrande in northern Peru to start a monastic foundation. He currently lives in this monastery, where he helps in the formation of Peruvian monks. This book is part of the Hillenbrand series, from the Liturgical Institute of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Edited by Father Max Polak, spiritual reading, day by day, for the whole of Lent. A theme index is included, helpful for citations. A yellow ribbon is also bound in, for conveniently keeping your place each day.
Here are step-by-step instructions for creating dozens of decorations and gifts for the Advent and Christmas Seasons, using elementary materials. This book is a perfect resource for families, parochial schools, and religious education classes. Among the projects you will find herein are instructions for the following: Advent Wreaths. Advent Calendars. Decorations for Christmas Trees. Jesse Trees. Manger Scenes. Mobiles. Crowns and Stars for Epiphany. Also included is background on the Advent and Christmas Seasons. The meaning of the created symbols is given in detail. Finally, this book offers you prayers and rituals, written with children in mind.
Here is a wellspring of insights and themes for each Sunday. Written in an engaging and timeless style, this book is sure to be a welcome resource for Bible study groups and those preparing Sunday liturgy. The author, Father Daniel Donovan, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Toronto, as well as professor of theology at the University of St. Michael's College.