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The Creation Story

In Words and Sign Language

John P. Audia; David Spohn, Illustrator

In The Creation Story, Deacon John P. Audia provides children with a simple version of the classic story of Creation illustrated in word and sign. Through engaging full-color images and rhyming verses he captures the attention of children, both deaf and hearing, and reminds them that God is living in them and that they are a special part of God’s creation. This story is a first step in helping children to understand that when God speaks we all can hear. The Creation Story provides a way for parents and children to share not only the story but also the different signs that are used to tell the story. It is the ideal book for those looking to help encourage both adults and children to deepen their faith and serves as a learning tool to expose them to American Sign Language (ASL), the universal language for the hearing impaired. It also gives hearing children a head start on a bilingual education and offers potential to improve literacy skills by introducing them to the benefits of sign. John P. Audia is a hearing Deacon from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York. He is in ministry with The Pastoral Ministry for the Deaf and serves as Chaplain for the Deaf community. He is a member of The Sign of the Cross Council, the only Deaf Knights of Columbus Council in the world. David Spohn is a printmaker, children’s book writer/illustrator and the senior art director of the Hazelden Foundation’s publishing division. Over the past two decades, he has designed and illustrated hundreds of books. He has written and illustrated several children’s picture books of his own, including Nate’s Treasure, Winter Wood, Starry Night, and Home Field.

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Dominga's Wonderful Year/El año maravilloso de dominga

Sandi Yonikus; Annika Nelson, Illustrator/Ilustradora

"I want to take you with me through my Wonderful Year!" This invitation from Dominga, a young girl learning the seasons of the church year, will inspire children and charm adults as they discover the meaning behind the liturgical seasons and what they can do to celebrate them. Bright, colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text in both English and Spanish captivate young readers as they find the answers to such questions as "What do the rainbow's colors symbolize?” “We light candles for what special event?” “What time of the year is green for growing?” and “What celebration is more full of wonder than all the others?” For catechists and families looking for a resource that familiarizes children with the Church’s feasts and seasons, Dominga’s Wonderful Year/El año maravilloso de Dominga is an excellent introduction. “Quiero llevarlos conmigo por mi Año Maravilloso!” Esta invitación de Dominga, una niña que está aprendiendo los tiempos del año litúrgico, inspirará a niños y encantará a adultos mientras descubren el sentido de los tiempos litúrgicos y lo que pueden hacer para celebrarlos. Brillantes ilustraciones de mucho color, y texto fácil de leer en los dos idiomas, inglés y español, llaman la atención de los jovenes lectores mientras encuentran respuestas a preguntas tales como “¿Qué simbolizan los colores del arco iris?” “¿Para que evento especial encendemos velas?”#147;¿Qué tiempo del año es verde para crecer?” y “¿Cuál celebración es más maravillosa que todas las demás?” Para catequistas y familias que buscan un recurso que enseñe a los niños las fiestas y tiempos de la Iglesia, Dominga’s Wonderful Year/El año maravilloso de Dominga es una excelente introducción. Sandi Yonikus (1936-1988) was an educator from the University of Illinois and a certified Montessori teacher. As a catechist, she was well versed in Scripture, theology and liturgy. As a workshop presenter she established schools of religious education in the Dioceses of Omaha and Juneau, Alaska. Her Modern Hymns for Young Christians was previously produced by Liturgical Press. Annika Maria Nelson is studio program curator and art director at the Children’s Museum/Museo de los Niños in San Diego. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous books and journals.

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God Speaks to Us in Dreams And Visions

Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan; Marygrace Dulski Antkowski, Illustrator

Grouped around the theme of dreams and visions, God Speaks to Us in Dreams and Visions reveals for children ages 5-10 how God speaks to us through our world, through our history and our literature, and through other people, in our own hearts and lives, in our waking and sleep, and in our everyday activities. The Bible tells us that some of the greatest saints of all times saw and heard the voice of God and God's messengers in the surrender of dreams and in the faith required of the visionary. This experience recurs in the Bible, in stories that tell us how the ordinary reveals the extraordinary. God Speaks to Us in Dreams and Visions, with its beautiful and imaginative illustrations, is a collection of eight Bible stories. Here children learn how God guards Joseph from harm and prepares for the future of Israel; how God speaks through dreams to his prophet Samuel; how God explains to Daniel the writing on the wall; how God calls the young Mary to be a model disciple; and how God rescues Peter from prison through a vision that enables him to better understand his mission for all times. God is as near to us as our dreams and our visions we have for ourselves and our world; that is the meaning of these stories, and a powerful reminder that our God is named Emmanuel, God-with-us. God Speaks to Us in Dreams and Visions is a complement to the two previous volumes in the series God Speaks to Us in Water Stories and God Speaks to Us in Feeding Stories. Eight Dreams and Visions: Jacob's Dream (Gen 28:1-22 Joseph the Dreamer (Gen 37, 39-45) God Calls Samuel in a Dream (1 Samuel 1:9-28) King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream (Daniel 2) The Writing on the Wall (Daniel 5) Another Joseph Has Dreams (Mt 1:18-25; 2:12-23) Gabriel Appears to Mary (Lk 1:26-38) Peter Has a Vision (Acts 12:1-19) Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan teaches at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She has written many articles and several commentaries on New Testament books, particularly the writings of Saint Paul. She earned her doctorate from the University of Louvain in Belgium, specializing in the New Testament. Marygrace Dulski Antkowski is an artist and member of The Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Pittsburgh, where she exhibits her watercolor and pastel paintings.

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Ambrose and the Cathedral Dream

Margo Sorenson, Katalin Szegedi, Illustrator

Ambrose the mouse longs to follow in the tradition of his mouse family and help to build the cathedral. However, his mouse cousins tease him because he has been too busy daydreaming to practice the somersaults that startle the tired workers and help them to stay awake. Ambrose resolves to not only help build the cathedral, but to help William the Master Builder find his dream. Join the adventure as Ambrose discovers a way to help William and prove to his mouse cousins and to himself that he can be of value in the building of the cathedral. With lavish, detailed illustrations by award-winning artist Katalin Szegedi, this story will teach children ages 4-10 about the architecture of a medieval cathedral and inspire them to pursue their dreams. Margo Sorenson is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers. She has received recognition and awards from various groups, including the American Library Association. She also wrote the children’s story, Ambrose and the Princess published by Liturgical Press. Katalin Szegedi has been the recipient of many awards for her illustrations including the 2005 Hungarian Illustrator of the Year award and the Hungarian equivalent to the Caldecott Medal in 2001 and 2003. She has also been recognized by the Catholic Book Association for The Weight of a Mass (Gingerbread House; also distributed by Liturgical Press). She is the illustrator of Ambrose and the Princess published by the LIturgical Press. Katalin Szegedi is married and the mother of three children.

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The Uproar in Bethlehem

Michal Hudak

The story of Jesus' birth is charmingly retold in Michal Hudak’s The Uproar in Bethlehem. Following Little Figge, the sheep, and the rest of the flock into Bethlehem, children of all ages will feel the excitement and commotion of the times. As Little Figge and his friends arrive in Bethlehem to register with their shepherd, they cause an uproar in the middle of Bethlehem. The unintentional havoc is happily resolved as it eventually leads them to the stable where Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus are staying. Perfect for children ages 3-9, The Uproar in Bethlehem has full-color illustrations that will captivate young minds as they are drawn in to the exciting story of Jesus' birth as experienced by Little Figge. Michal Hudak is from Sweden and has written and illustrated several other children's books including The Shepherd and the 100 Sheep published by The Liturgical Press.

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Bedtime Prayers

Jean-Yves Garneau

Bedtime Prayers offers two collections of prayer, one that is for parents or caregivers to pray with babies and toddlers as they fall asleep and the other is for children themselves to pray at bedtime. The prayers pertain to common moments in a family's daily life. The bedtime prayers thank God for blessings received or call upon God to remember them, their relatives, friends, and those in the greater community who are sick or who are in need. The prayers include those for the safety of the baby, for the baby’s caregivers, that the baby will sleep well, and always be loved. Prayers for older children include those for the child’s grandparents, for a parent or sibling who is ill, for teachers, and for friends. Fr. Jean-Yves Garneau, SSS, since 1959, has served the Diocese of Montreal and the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament as a professor of liturgy, pastoral minister, author, and editor.

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The Color of Me

Linda L. McDunn; Barbara Knutson, Illustrator

Catholic Press Association Award Winner!What color is God? A large gathering and a calming rain leads a child to find the surprising answer in this story. While learning the answer, the child discovers one of the greatest messages of all. The Color of Me is a beautifully illustrated children's book that tells of the many colors of God’s creation and the goodness of the colors. McDunn delightfully describes the value of all colors as she recounts how God created the Earth and identifies the effects of creation. Children will relate to the concepts of colors and coloring in The Color of Me as they learn values of acceptance, appreciation, and respect for everything that God made. Perfect for parents and educators to read to children and for early readers to read themselves. For children ages four to eight. Linda L. McDunn is the director of human resources for the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a consultant/trainer in management and communication.

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Jesus Is Born

Rolf Krenzer; Linda M. Maloney, Translator; Constanza Droop, Illustrator

Bible stories are appealing to young readers, but no one story has captured the attention of children so much as the story of Jesus' birth. In Jesus Is Born, easy-to-understand text accompanies beautiful, full-color illustrations for children interested in this special Bible story. Many story details can be learned through the illustrations alone. Children ages 5-12 will both learn from and delight in this book. Rolf Krenzer from Germany is an author of children’s books.

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Ambrose and the Princess

Margo Sorenson, Katalin Szegedi, Illustrator

2006 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! For Ambrose and his mouse family, Christmas at the cathedral means pews full of worshipers who may need the help of the mice. This Christmas, Ambrose knows it is his turn to help—but how? The new princess is unhappy and might depart, leaving the church, the convent, and the poor who so badly need her charity and kindness. With encouragement from his mouse family, Ambrose sets out to help the princess. The princess’ world seems enormous to a small mouse, but perhaps it will take someone tiny to notice the one thing that will make the princess happy. Will Ambrose’s bravery and desire to help be large enough to make a difference? With colorful, detailed illustrations by Katalin Szegedi, this story will invite children into Ambrose’s world, and fascinate them with the medieval church. Children will sympathize with Ambrose’s worries, cheer with his successes, and be inspired by his persistence. Children 4-10, schools, libraries, and people of all ages will keep this book nearby and visit Ambrose and his cathedral family again and again. Margo Sorenson is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers. She has received recognition and awards from various groups, including the American Library Association. Katalin Szegedi has been the recipient of many awards for her illustrations including the 2005 Hungarian Illustrator of the Year award and the Hungarian equivalent to the Caldecott Medal in 2001 and 2003. She has also been recognized by the Catholic Book Association for The Weight of a Mass (Gingerbread House; also distributed by Liturgical Press). She is the illustrator for the forthcoming Ambrose the Mouse book by Margo Sorenson, Ambrose and the Cathedral Dream, from Liturgical Press.

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Oracional bilingüe para niños

A Children's Prayerbook in Spanish-English

Compiled by Jorge Perales; Thérèse U. Grisewood, RSM; and Renèe Domeier, OSB

Bilingual / bilingüe This prayerbook, updated to conform to The Roman Missal, Third Edition, provides English and Spanish texts for prayers commonly used by children. It includes the Our Father, Hail Mary, Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, as well as prayers for confession and communion, the Station of the Cross, and the Rosary. The English text appears on the left page, with the Spanish text of the same prayer directly across from it on the right page. These prayers were compiled by the Reverend Jorge Perales, Sr. Thérèse U. Grisewood, RSM, and Renèe Domeier, OSB. Este libro de oraciones da el texto para las oraciones más comunes para niños. Incluye el Padre Nuestro, Ave María, el Credo de los Apóstoles, los Diez Mandamientos, así como oraciones para la confesión y la comunión, el Vía Crucis, y el Rosario. El libro está preparado de modo que el texto en inglés aparece en la página izquierda y el texto en español, de la misma oración, aparece directamente en frente en la pagina derecha. Las oraciones fueron compilados por el Padre Jorge Perales, Sor Thérèse U. Grisewood, RSM, y Sor Renèe Domeier, OSB.

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My Christian Passport

This small, colorful booklet provides a convenient place to record a child's progress through early sacramental life into adulthood. A thoughtful gift to new parents or a first communicant. Gold-stamped red cover in a protective vinyl slipcase.

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Let's Talk About God/Hablemos de Dios

Written and illustrated by Àngels Comella; Lisa A. Twomey, Translator

2002 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! Let's Talk About God/Hablemos de Dios reminds children about the power of God's love and the many ways God is with them every day. Through bright, colorful illustrations that exude personality and easy-to-read text that appears in both English and Spanish, children come to know that God takes care of all the little things: makes the sun rise every day, makes the grass grow under our feet, makes us different from each other, gives us many chances, is always with us, and loves each and every one of us. Let's Talk About God/Hablemos de Dios reassures children of God's love for them and reminds them to search for God in the things closest to them and within their own hearts. For children ages 4-8.

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Youth Ministry

Revised Edition

Jeffrey Kaster

All church ministries are oriented toward fostering missionary discipleship. Youth ministry focuses this mission on young people. In this new book in the Collegeville Ministry series, Jeffrey Kaster explores leadership for youth ministry, Christian discipleship, conversion, the theological foundations for youth ministry, the importance of community and belonging, and vocational discernment. Kaster looks at the practice of vocational discernment and how it encourages youth ministry to continually help young people discern their gifts, connect them in service to meet the world's deep needs, and foster Christian discipleship. Youth ministry at its best mobilizes the faith community to support young people as they learn to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.Jeffrey Kaster, EdD, is the director of Youth in Theology and Ministry program for Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, and an adjunct professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. He also serves as the coordinator of Lilly Youth Theology Network. Jeff completed an MA in Scripture from Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in 1984 and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Minnesota in 2008.

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Youth Ministry

Revised Edition

Jeffrey Kaster

All church ministries are oriented toward fostering missionary discipleship. Youth ministry focuses this mission on young people. In this new book in the Collegeville Ministry series, Jeffrey Kaster explores leadership for youth ministry, Christian discipleship, conversion, the theological foundations for youth ministry, the importance of community and belonging, and vocational discernment. Kaster looks at the practice of vocational discernment and how it encourages youth ministry to continually help young people discern their gifts, connect them in service to meet the world's deep needs, and foster Christian discipleship. Youth ministry at its best mobilizes the faith community to support young people as they learn to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.Jeffrey Kaster, EdD, is the director of Youth in Theology and Ministry program for Saint John's University School of Theology and Seminary, and an adjunct professor of theology at Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict. He also serves as the coordinator of Lilly Youth Theology Network. Jeff completed an MA in Scripture from Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary in 1984 and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Minnesota in 2008.

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Preparing to Celebrate in Schools

Margaret Bick

Liturgical formation requires work, and the obstacles to good celebration in schools are all too clear: poor environment for liturgy, too many children, "crowd control," and confused expectations. Problems abound when we transplant the liturgy into this new environment. Yet school celebrations can be the source of much joy and spiritual enrichment for all concerned. Preparing to Celebrate in Schools addresses problems at their source. In this way it helps you both to avoid the difficulties in school liturgy and to build toward a strong program of liturgical formation in the school—a program which will lead to full, conscious, and active participation by the students in the liturgical life of the Church. Specific examples of how to apply these principles in schools and develop a long-range plan of action are included. Discussion questions and a summary conclude each chapter. Chapters include "What Are We Celebrating?" "How We Celebrate Is Who We Are," "When Should We Celebrate?" "What's a Great Liturgy Doing in a Place Like This?" "How Can We Keep From Singing?" "The Directory for Masses with Children—Definitely Not the Yellow Pages!" and "Where Do We Go from Here?" Margaret Bick, religious education consultant for the Metropolitan Toronto Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Canada's largest Roman Catholic school board, holds a master's degree in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame. She gives workshops in various areas of liturgy and writes on liturgy for several Canadian publications.

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