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Preparing Better Catholic Funerals
Although the Catholic funeral rite has not changed in the past few decades, society has. Parishes have new questions to face that their liturgical book does not consider: eulogies by family members, t ...
The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices
Everyday worship practices—from praying the rosary to moments of recognizing the beauty of God's creation, from being moved by the power of music to praying Vespers on an iPad—not only take place at d ...
Holy Week in the Third Edition ofThe Roman Missal
The principal liturgies of Holy Week underwent a series of revisions between 1951 and 2011. In this book, noted liturgist Paul Turner charts the rubrics and prayers of the current rites paragraph by p ...
Principles and Guidelines, A Commentary
Peter C. Phan, Editor
2006 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! After suffering an eclipse during the post-Vatican II liturgical reform, popular piety has regained its vital role in the spiritual life of Catholics. In ...
Transforming the Liturgy of the Eucharist
Creating Uncommon Worship is a groundbreaking resource that seeks to transform the way worship is conducted and experienced. Offering helpful suggestions on how to avoid the common problem of restrict ...
Reconciliation and the Rites of Parish Closure
Michael Weldon, OFM
The consolidation and closure of parishes across the United States has become a fact of contemporary Catholic life. Responding to such an event is often traumatic. How do lay leaders allow their paris ...
A Primer in Christian Ritual
Keith F. Pecklers, SJ
What is worship? Keith F. Pecklers, SJ, answers this important theological question by focusing on the basics of Christian worship. Beginning with the definitions of such terms as "ritual" and liturg ...
Enrico Mazza; Ronald E. Lane, Translator
In this critical analysis Enrico Mazza concentrates on structure as he traces the evolution of the Eucharistic Prayer (anaphora) from its origins in the ancient Jewish rites and its Christian beginnin ...
Sandra Figgess, RSCJ
This revised and updated edition of Preparing Older Children for Baptism prepares non-baptized children of catechetical age, with the help of a parent, to become full members of the Church. The first ...
The Order of Christian Funerals Revised Edition
H. Richard Rutherford, CSC
Father Rutherford has thoroughly revised The Death of a Christian, his popular study, to reflect the Order of Christian Funerals (1989). Pastors, educators, seminarians, and divinity school students w ...
This abridged edition of the Book of Blessings has been prepared for use when blessings are celebrated outside Mass or outside of the church. (Rites of blessing during Mass and those celebrated in the ...
Every blessing the Church can impart is included in this ritual, as is information for the priest on appropriate settings for the blessings and background information. Although intended primarily for ...
This book is a historical-theological commentary on the approved, postconciliar, Eucharistic prayers of the Roman Rite. The author, Father Enrico Mazza, traces each prayer to its root time and gives t ...
Charles W. Gusmer
Priests, deacons, and students of liturgy will find this work a sourcebook for understanding the development of the rites and a guide in the ritual praxis, be it in the church, hospital, home, or emer ...