Showing 16 to 30 (of 30 products)

The Ministry of Liturgical Environment

Revised Edition

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS

Joyce Ann Zimmerman's The Ministry of Liturgical Environment has served as a reliable and inspiring resource for parish liturgy committees, liturgy directors, and clergy for more than a decade. It is an insightful and practical guide to preparing an inviting sacred space that reflects and enhances the community's valued principles. Contemporary and complete, it considers the physical location of our worship, from assembly seating, color usage, and liturgical accouterments to ministers' and assembly's dress. This fully revised edition includes new content, a new structure, and updates based on ecclesial documents published since the publication of the previous edition. Anyone involved in liturgical ministry will want to keep it close at hand.Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, is the director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio and is an adjunct professor of liturgy, liturgical consultant, and frequent facilitator of workshops. She has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical works. She holds civil and pontifical doctorates of theology.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $7.95

In Stock

The Ministry of Lectors

Second Edition

James A. Wallace, CSsR

Emphasizing both spiritual and practical preparation, this book will help both experienced and beginning lectors develop their understanding of the ministry of proclaiming the word of God as well as the skills needed to do it well. Wallace offers insight to various aspects of the lector's work (job, ministry, vocation), and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to-and through-us in the Word. It includes an accessible explanation of important concepts related to the Lectionary and the liturgy, ideas for spiritual preparation before serving as lector, concrete guidance for ongoing skill development, and a handy pronunciation guide.James A. Wallace, CSsR, is author of Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart: The Homily on the Feasts and within the Rites and coauthor of Lift Up Your Hearts, Homilies for the A, B, and C Cycles (Paulist Press).

View More›

eBook

Price: $4.99

In Stock

The Ministry of Cantors

Revised Edition

Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN

The Ministry of Cantors has long been a valuable resource for music ministry formation. This new edition includes valuable insights from Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship. The revised edition addresses more fully the distinction between the roles of psalmist and cantor, suggests further concrete ways a paschal mystery spirituality must undergird both roles, and offers practical insights for helping one discern the call to be a cantor. New content also explores the power of the psalms to transform those singing into the kind of persons God is calling them to be. As with the first edition, this new book does not present the "how-tos" of vocal technique, warm-up exercises, diction principles, etc. Instead, The Ministry of Cantors focuses on what the cantor is doing beneath vocal technique: surrendering self to the dying and rising of the paschal mystery. The aim of the book is to help cantors delve more deeply into who they are and who they are becoming through their ministry: the Body of Christ pouring self out in voice, breath, and prayer for the life of the world.Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, is a noted liturgical theologian and musician, author and composer, presenter and teacher. Her numerous publications include Becoming the Psalms: A Spirituality of Singing and Praying the Psalms; The Mystery We Celebrate, the Song We Sing: A Theology of Liturgical Music; and The Ministry of Music. She is also a contributor to the Living Liturgy TM family of resources, published by Liturgical Press. She holds a graduate degree in music and a doctorate in theology.

View More›

eBook

Price: $4.99

In Stock

The Ministry of Peace and Justice

Michael Jordan Laskey

Pope Francis has said, "How I would like a Church that is poor and for the poor!" How might your parish answer the Holy Father's call more boldly? The Ministry of Peace and Justice is a practical guide meant to help faith communities deepen their commitment to bringing God's compassion to a wounded world. Intended for pastoral leaders and parishioners with a heart for those who are poor and vulnerable, this book includes creative suggestions for starting or expanding social efforts and contains six ready-to-use educational, interactive sessions for new or growing peace and justice committees.Michael Jordan Laskey is the director of Life & Justice Ministries for the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, where he also serves as diocesan vice chancellor for the city of Camden. His background is in Catholic parish and nonprofit ministry, and he completed an MA in theology from the University of Notre Dame's Echo: Faith Formation Leadership Program. A frequent writer and presenter on Catholic social teaching, Mike is a Young Voices columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and has written for Paulist Evangelization Ministries, US Catholic, Millennial, and others. He lives with his family in Haddon Township, New Jersey.Session 1 HandoutSession 2 HandoutSession 2 Quotes HandoutSession 3 HandoutSession 4 Handout 1Session 4 Handout 2Session 5 HandoutSession 6 Handout

View More›

Paperback

Price: $7.95

In Stock

The Ministry of Communion

Third Edition

Michael Kwatera, OSB

The Ministry of Communion offers practical advice and vital theology for eucharistic ministers. Updated with the latest liturgical laws and norms, and with an expanded section on leading Communion services, this book is an excellent guide for both those who serve God's people and those who help them prepare for the ministry.Rev. Michael Kwatera, OSB, is a monk and director of liturgy for Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He taught courses in liturgy at Saint John's University in Collegeville and at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, and served as pastor of several local Benedictine parishes. He has authored numerous articles and several Liturgical Press books, including The Liturgical Ministry of Deacons and Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody.

View More›

eBook

Price: $3.99

In Stock

The Ministry of the Assembly

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS

Many who come to Sunday Mass or other liturgical celebrations are not one of the formal ministers (presider, greeters, acolytes, lectors, etc.). This book is about helping everyone at liturgy understand that being there and serving one another so that liturgy is fruitful for all is a ministry. This is what we may call the ministry of the assembly. In some respects the ministry of the assembly is the most important ministry of all because it makes visible the church, the Body of Christ, by its very gathering together as one Body. As liturgical assembly, it makes present the celebration of the paschal mystery and Christ's ongoing mystery of salvation. Being a liturgical assembly is a privilege of our baptismal identity and the first way we live it out. The Ministry of the Assembly is a new book in the Collegeville Ministry series. Its five chapters address the being of the liturgical assembly, what the assembly does during liturgy, why being a liturgical assembly is so important, the configuration of the liturgical assembly in its own place, and a spirituality of the liturgical assembly.Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, is the director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio and is an adjunct professor of liturgy, liturgical consultant, and frequent facilitator of workshops. She has published numerous scholarly and pastoral liturgical works. She holds civil and pontifical doctorates of theology.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $7.95

In Stock

The Ministry of Lectors

Second Edition

James A. Wallace, CSsR

Emphasizing both spiritual and practical preparation, this book will help both experienced and beginning lectors develop their understanding of the ministry of proclaiming the word of God as well as the skills needed to do it well. Wallace offers insight to various aspects of the lector's work (job, ministry, vocation), and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to-and through-us in the Word. It includes an accessible explanation of important concepts related to the Lectionary and the liturgy, ideas for spiritual preparation before serving as lector, concrete guidance for ongoing skill development, and a handy pronunciation guide.James A. Wallace, CSsR, is author of Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart: The Homily on the Feasts and within the Rites and coauthor of Lift Up Your Hearts, Homilies for the A, B, and C Cycles (Paulist Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $7.95

In Stock

The Ministry Of Liturgical Environment

Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS

Contemporary and complete, The Ministry of Liturgical Environment considers the physical location of our worship, from assembly seating, color usage, and liturgical accouterments to ministers' and assembly’s dress. Zimmerman offers a useful, practical guide for those preparing an inviting sacred space that reflects and enhances the community’s valued principles. Includes: Introduction, "The Liturgical Environment," “A Journey Through Space,” “Things Used for Liturgy,” “Aesthetics of Sacred Space,” “A Spirituality for Ministers of the Liturgical Environment,” “Responsibilities of Ministers of the Liturgical Environment,” “Enhancing the Environment for Liturgical Seasons and Occasions,” and Concluding Thoughts. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, CPPS, PhD, STD is the founding director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, the founding editor and columnist for Liturgical Ministry, and co-editor of Living Liturgy. She is an adjunct professor of liturgy; a liturgical consultant; and frequent facilitator of workshops and days of recollection on liturgy, spirituality, and other related topics. She is the author of numerous books and articles on liturgy and spirituality, including Pray without Ceasing: Prayer for Morning and Evening and Liturgy and Hermeneutics, published by Liturgical Press.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $3.95

In Stock

El ministerio de la Hospitalidad

Segunda edición

James A. Comiskey

Monseñor Comiskey ofrece sugerencias prácticas para extender la hospitalidad en momentos sacramentales mientras uno enseña, sirve, saluda o vive la vida cotidiana. Comienza con las raíces de la hospitalidad y su importancia en la Biblia y concluye con recursos útiles para parroquias que pretenden extender una invitación a los demás y mejorar la hospitalidad. El monseñor James A. Comiskey, rector emérito de la Catedral Cristo Rey en Lubbock, Texas, es un miembro fundador de la Conferencia Litúrgica del Suroeste. También es el autor de This Is Our Church, Esta es nuestra Iglesia, The Ministry of Hospitality, y El Ministerio de la Hospitalidad publicado por el Liturgical Press. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only. Monsignor Comiskey offers practical suggestions for extending hospitality in sacramental moments while teaching, serving, greeting, or in day by day living. Comiskey begins with the roots of hospitality and its importance in the Bible and concludes with resources useful to enhancing parish hospitality. Msgr. James A. Comiskey, formerly rector of Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock, Texas, is a founding member of the Southwest Liturgical Conference. He is the author of This Is Our Church, Esta es nuestra Iglesia, The Ministry of Hospitality, and El Ministerio de la Hospitalidad published by Liturgical Press.

View More›

En rústica

Price: $3.95

In Stock

The Ministry Of Hospitality

Second Edition

James A. Comiskey

Monsignor Comiskey offers practical suggestions for extending hospitality in sacramental moments while teaching, serving, greeting, or in day-by-day living. Comiskey begins with the roots of hospitality and its importance in the Bible and concludes with resources useful to parishes looking to reach out and enhance hospitality. Dedicated "To all hospitable people who reach out seeking and finding Christ," Comiskey's work encourages sharing of parish visions and dreams. Chapters are “Hospitality: Our Roots and Traditions,” “Hospitality: Signs and Earmarks,” “Sacramental Moments: Sunday Liturgy,” “Sacramental Moments: First Eucharist,” “Sacramental Moments: First Reconciliation,” “Ushering,” “Teaching,” “Serving,” “Greeting,” and “Day by Day.” Also includes a Conclusion, References, a “Litany of Hospitality,” a sample “Baptismal Follow-up Letter,” and an “Examination of Conscience for a Member of the Assembly.” Msgr. James A. Comiskey, formerly rector of Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock, Texas, is a founding member of the Southwest Liturgical Conference. He is the author of This Is Our Church, Esta es nuestra Iglesia, The Ministry of Hospitality and El Ministerio de la Hospitalidad published by Liturgical Press.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $5.95

In Stock

The Ministry Of Communion

Second Edition

Michael Kwatera, OSB

The Ministry of Communion offers practical advice and vital theology for Eucharistic ministers. Updated with the latest liturgical laws and norms, and with an expanded section on leading Communion services, this book is an excellent guide for both those who serve God's people, and those who help them prepare for the ministry. Contents are "Being and Giving the Body of Christ: A Life of Ministry," “Being and Giving the Body of Christ: Practical Suggestions,” “Ministry of Communion Within the Assembly: Sharing the Bread,” “Ministry of Communion Within the Assembly: Sharing the Cup,” “Ministry of Communion to the Sick and Homebound,” “Holy Communion Outside Mass,” “Looking for the Perfect Eucharistic Minister,” and “Act of Personal Recommitment for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.” Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is director of Oblates for Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He’s a teacher and practitioner of Christian liturgy and the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $5.95

In Stock

The Ministry Of Music

Singing the Paschal Mystery

Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN

More than just a simple guide to liturgical music, The Ministry of Music explores the acclamations, hymns, and responsorial psalm from the perspective of liturgy as ritual enactment of the paschal mystery—an enactment which the music allows us to join. Harmon includes practical advice and suggestions for selecting seasonal music and helps create a paschal mystery spirituality to shape our daily lives. Begins with an Introduction and Part I, Liturgy and the Paschal Mystery. Chapters in Part II, Musical Implications and Pastoral Applications are: "Defining Liturgical Music," “Singing the Acclamations,” “Singing the Hymns and Songs,” “Singing the Responsorial Psalm,” “Singing the Litanies,” “Selecting Music with the Liturgical Year in Mind,” “Selecting Seasonal Sets of Service Music,” “Selecting a Parish Music Resource.” Concludes with Part III, A Paschal Mystery Spirituality for Liturgical Musicians. Kathleen Harmon, SNDdeN, PhD, is music director for programs of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, the author of the Music Notes column for Liturgical Ministry, and co-author of Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities, published by Liturgical Press.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $4.95

In Stock

El ministerio de los Lectores

Segunda edición

James A. Wallace, CSsR; Renée Domeier, OSB, Traductor

Al darle énfasis a la preparación espiritual y vocal, El ministerio de los lectores ayudará a los lectores con experiencia al igual que a los principiantes en el ministerio de proclamar la palabra de Dios. El Padre Wallace ofrece varios modos de cómo entender la obra del lector (trabajo, servicio, vocación) y reflexiona sobre el misterio de Dios quien habla con—y a través—de nosotros en la Palabra. Incluye ideas sobre cómo continuar desarrollando nuestras habilidades, al igual que una guía para poder atender a las necesidades del texto, de los oyentes, y el espacio litúrgico. James A. Wallace, CSsR, PhD, es profesor de homilías en Washington Theological Union y co-editor de New Theology Review. Sus previas obras incluyen Preaching through the Saints, Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart, y The Ministry of Lectors publicados por Liturgical Press. Emphasizing both spiritual and speaking preparation, this book will help experienced and beginning lectors in the ministry of proclaiming the word of God. Wallace offers insight to various understandings of the lector's work (job, ministry, vocation), and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to—and through—us in the Word. Includes ideas for ongoing technique development, as well as a guide to meeting the needs of the text, listeners, and liturgical setting. Divided into three parts, this work begins with Part One, The Lector—What’s in a Name? Sections in Part Two, God’s Word Spoken to Us are: "The Word of the Lord," The Word of God and the Bible, The Word of God and the Liturgy, The Word of God and the Lectionary, and The Word of God and the Lector. Sections in Part Three, God’s Word Spoken Through Us are Spiritual Preparation, Speaking Preparation (includes The Requirements of the Text, The Requirements of the Listeners, The Requirements of the Setting), From Skill to Art: Three Suggestions. Concludes with a Final Word. James A. Wallace, CSsR, PhD, is professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union and co-editor of New Theology Review. His previous works include Preaching Through the Saints, Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart, and The Ministry of Lectors, published by Liturgical Press. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only.

View More›

En rústica

Price: $9.95

In Stock

El ministerio de la Comunión

Segunda edición

Michael Kwatera, OSB

El ministerio de la Comunión ofrece consejos prácticos y teología vital para ministros de la Eucaristía. Este libro, actualizado con las más recientes normas y leyes litúrgicas, es una guía excelente para tanto las personas que sirven a la gente de Dios como para las que los ayudan a prepararse para el ministerio. El Padre y Doctor Michael Kwatera, OSB, un monje de St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, ha sido un maestro de liturgia a nivel universitario y de postgrado y un practicante de liturgia en parroquias y comunidades religiosas. Es autor de numerosos artículos y varios libros de oraciones. Además de enseñar, dirige talleres acerca de los ministerios litúrgicos. Actualmente sirve como director de oblatos para Saint John’s Abbey. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only. The Ministry of Communion offers practical advice and vital theology for Eucharistic ministers. Updated with the latest liturgical laws and norms, and with an expanded section on leading Communion services, this book is an excellent guide for both those who serve God’s people, and those who help them prepare for the ministry. Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is director of Oblates for Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is a teacher and practitioner of Christian liturgy and the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody and The Collegeville Prayer of the Faithful Annual published by Liturgical Press.

View More›

En rústica

Price: $5.95

In Stock

The Ministry Of Servers

Second Edition

Michael Kwatera, OSB

The Ministry of Servers is a simple and concise, yet comprehensive guide for altar servers and their instructors. Well organized with helpful line drawings, this book will be easily understood by children who fulfill this essential ministry to God and God's people. Chapters are: Introduction, "Preparing to Serve Mass," “Postures at Mass,” “Directions for Serving Mass,” “Special Directions for Serving Funerals,” “Special Directions for Serving Weddings,” “Directions for Serving the Way of the Cross,” “Serving at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament,” “Investiture Ceremony,” “Pope John Paul II Speaks to Altar Servers,” “When to Stand, Sit, and Kneel at Mass,” and “My Substitutes to Serve.” Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is director of Oblates for Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He’s a teacher and practitioner of Christian liturgy and the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody.

View More›

Paperback

Price: $5.95

In Stock

Showing 16 to 30 (of 30 products)