Showing 1 to 8 (of 8 products)

Marriage

Understanding the Sacraments

Lawrence E. Mick

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick provides these books—convenient, individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. There is perhaps no sacrament more difficult to understand than marriage. What does it mean that Christian marriage is a sacrament? How is marriage part of the continuing revelation of the mystery of God? We often think of marriage as a one-time occurrence marked by a wedding. Marriage, however, like baptism, is an entrance into a way of life. Just as we renew our sacraments of initiation by participating in the Eucharist and reaffirming our baptismal vows during the year, we also need to see marriage as a continuing conversion and encounter with God. In Marriage, Mick meaningfully explores the sacrament and answers many questions Christians have, whether they are preparing for or already living a married life. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books include Understanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daily (both published by Liturgical Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $2.00

Sale Price: $0.50

In Stock

Baptism

Understanding the Sacraments

Lawrence E. Mick

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick provides these booklets based on his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. Baptism enables the church to carry on the mission that was entrusted to it by Christ. Those who accept the call to baptism are accepting God’s call to continue the work of Christ in the world today. In Baptism, Mick offers adult catechumens, parents, godparents, and all believers a meaningful introduction to this first sacrament of initiation. A practice dating back to the time of Jesus and shared by communities across the Christian tradition, baptism has a rich and dynamic history within the Catholic Church. This small volume is an excellent companion to the journey that begins with water and affirmation. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books include Understanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daily (both published by Liturgical Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $2.00

Sale Price: $0.50

In Stock

Understanding Christian Marriage Today

Lawrence E. Mick

While marriage is an ongoing process, a lifelong career, its celebration is a process that must involve the whole community of faith.

View More›

Leaflet

Price: $0.20

Sale Price: $0.05

In Stock

Holy Orders

Understanding the Sacraments

Lawrence E. Mick

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick gives us these booklets—based on individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. All sacraments serve the needs of the church, but perhaps none so directly as holy orders, where individuals are consecrated to live out their baptismal vows as leaders of the church community. When entering a holy order (whether the diaconate, priesthood, or order of bishops), one joins a group dedicated to helping the faithful carry on the work of Christ. The roles of leaders within community have always adapted to meet the needs of the time, as a look at Paul’s letters or any period of church history shows. Here Father Mick looks into the theology and history of holy orders, offering direction and vision for current and future practice. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books include Understanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daily (both published by Liturgical Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $2.00

Sale Price: $0.50

In Stock

Anointing

Understanding the Sacraments

Lawrence E. Mick

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick gives us these booklets—based on individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. Almost half of Mark’s Gospel is made up of healing narratives, powerful signs of the arrival of God’s kingdom in human history. Through these miracles Jesus revealed God’s presence in the world and opened ears, eyes, and hearts to the reality of salvation. Reform of the sacrament of anointing since the Second Vatican Council has dramatically changed our practice and theological understanding over recent centuries. No longer called last rites or extreme unction, anointing of the sick gathers the community to pray for and minister to seriously ill members. Through prayer, anointing, and laying on of hands, the church provides special pastoral care meant not just for the dying but for all who are seriously ill. In Anointing, Father Mick recounts the history and explores the elements and roles of the sacrament in a way that integrates it into our mission and clarifies the parts we all have to play. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books include Understanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daily (both published by Liturgical Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $2.00

Sale Price: $0.50

In Stock

Understanding Holy Orders Today

Lawrence E. Mick

Ministerial orders have changed over the centuries, but we have now returned to an awareness of their base in community.

View More›

Leaflet

Price: $0.20

Sale Price: $0.05

In Stock

Eucharist

Understanding the Sacraments

Lawrence E. Mick

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick gives us these booklets—based on individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. Eucharist is not just about communion. It is the liturgy where Christ is revealed as present in the community (Body of Christ), the presider, the Word (Logos) proclaimed, and the consecrated bread and wine (Body and Blood of Christ). Eucharist means thanksgiving, and Mass comes from the word for sending out. We give thanks for all that Jesus has done and is, and we are sent out to share the good news with others. The liturgy reflects the scope of Jesus’ ministry, from the Incarnation to the sending out of his apostles to carry on the work of building God’s kingdom. In this booklet Father Mick discusses the four parts of the Mass (the gathering, Liturgy of the Word, Eucharist, and dismissal), attending particularly to the way our participation makes possible the encounter with Christ and with others as we come together to celebrate, worship, and continually make present the Body of Christ. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books include Understanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daily (both published by Liturgical Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $2.00

Sale Price: $0.50

In Stock

Confirmation

Understanding the Sacraments

Lawrence E. Mick

Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, Father Lawrence Mick provides these books—convenient, individual chapters of his popular Understanding the Sacraments Today—as a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us. Confirmation practices have varied throughout church history. Yet whether confirmation is experienced independently as a teenager or adult, or in conjunction with baptism and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil, it affects us the same. Confirmation is the sacrament that confers on the believer the Holy Spirit, the Advocate promised by Jesus. As such, confirmation is best seen not as a requirement for membership in the church but as an opportunity for continued growth and conversion in Christ. As we mature in faith, we recognize our gifts within the Body of Christ and renew our commitment to follow Jesus. In Confirmation, Mick provides a meaningful introduction to the history, theology, and practice of the sacrament, complete with questions for further reflection. Lawrence E. Mick, a priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is a liturgical consultant and writer whose numerous books include Understanding the Sacraments Today and Living Baptism Daily (both published by Liturgical Press).

View More›

Paperback

Price: $2.00

Sale Price: $0.50

In Stock

Showing 1 to 8 (of 8 products)