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The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

Jane E. Regan

Leaflet in Exploring the Catechism of the Catholic Church series.

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Focus on Theology Resource Book

Peggy O'Leary, CSJ, and Kathleen Foley, CSJ, Editors

The essential components of the program are a resource book and videotapes that are integrally related and together lead to the participant discussion and writing that is at the heart of the program. The dynamic interaction between tradition and experience is the basis for the transmission of the Christian message. Through these conversations and through prayer together, participants come to know one another in a community of faith. Program Content The program's twenty-eight sessions range from one to two hours in length. They provide an overview of the basic elements of Christian life. Part One: Scripture Chapter One: Genesis 1-11 • Scientific Background and Biblical Interpretation • Creation • The Fall • Providence Chapter Two: Scripture and Spirituality • Spirituality of Children: Ruby Bridges • Scripture Confronts the Cover Story • Joseph and Gifts Chapter Three: Gospels • Approaches to the Gospels • Parables Chapter Four: Our Beliefs • Christ/Redemption • Redemption Today • Vocation Part Two: The Church Chapter Five: Mystery and Mission • Mystery of the Church • Mission of the Church • Development of Doctrine/The Magisterium Chapter Six: Sacramental Life • Sacramental Life • Structure of the Mass • The Liturgical Year • Sacred Art • Sacred Music Chapter Seven: Moral Life • Christian Moral Life • Catholic Social Thought and Catholic Education • Theological Virtues • Integrating Work and Leisure Chapter Eight: Fulfilling the Kingdom • Mary • Ecumenism • Information, Formation, Transformation • Eyes of Faith

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What Christians Believe

Hubert J. Richards

This collection of Instruction for Children books has been re-edited to appeal to a wider age-group: 7-14. The books comprising this volume are Creed for Children, The Sacraments for Children, The Ten Commandments for Children,and Mass for Children.

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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).

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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).

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Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church

Len Sperry; Foreword by Donald Cozzens

"Would removing the celibacy requirement really eliminate priest pedophilia?" “Won't tough corrective measures such as a ‘zero tolerance policy’ only exacerbate the priest shortage?” These questions reflect the kind of concerns many of us are thinking and talking about lately. Despite the ongoing media coverage of sexual impropriety in the Church, there is relatively little known about sexuality issues involving priests. Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church provides an objective and authoritative account of psychosexual development in priests and key background information on the many sexual issues facing the Church today. It is a concise, comprehensive, one-of-a-kind resource of the most current information needed to understand these sexual issues and controversies and make reasoned, responsible decisions. Chapters under Part I: Essential Facts: Psychosexual Development are “Sex and Sexuality: Everything You Need to Know,” “The Process of Psychosexual Development,” and “Sexuality, Intimacy and Celibacy.” Chapters under Part II: Essential Facts: Sexual Misconduct are “Determinants of Ministry Health and Sexual Misconduct,” “Abusiveness and Sexual Misconduct,” “Narcissism, Sexuality and Sexual Misconduct,” and “Priest Sexual Misconduct with Children, Adolescents and Adults.” Chapters under Part III: Pressing Sexual Issues are “Selecting Suitable Candidates for the Priesthood,” “Homosexuality and the Priesthood,” “Decisions About Removing Priests,” and “Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Ministry.” Len Sperry, MD, PhD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin and coordinator of the doctoral program in counseling at Barry University. He has consulted widely with religious organizations on issues involving ministry personnel and organizational dynamics, including the evaluation and treatment of priest sexual offenders. Among his 40 published books are Ministry and Community and Transforming Self and Community, published by Liturgical Press.

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The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century

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The longtime scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown office used age-old calligraphic techniques to create a modern manuscript: egg yolks, gold, silver, and platinum in the illuminations; goose quills and hand-ground ink on carefully selected calf-skin vellum for the text. Experience for yourself the story of the most extensive scribal commission in the world since the end of the Middle Ages, a story that has not happened for a long time and probably will never happen again. Copyright 2005. A 3BM Television Production for BBC Wales and Saint John’s University with support from Target Corporation.

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To the Ends of the Earth

A Detail from Acts

Created by Donald Jackson with contributions by Sally Mae Joseph and Andrew Jamieson

This full-color exhibition poster from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible features To the Ends of the Earth, a detail from Acts. The poster was created for the exhibition’s national tour premiere at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, April 2005.

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Sacred Silence

Denial and the Crisis in the Church

Donald Cozzens

Sacred Silence is a book about failed leadership in the Catholic Church. Donald Cozzens looks at various challenges and the scandal gripping the Church and offers an historical overview of our church leadership. He explains how the misplaced loyalties of those in leadership positions created the current crisis. Cozzens clarifies why bishops and church authorities think the way they do and why the ecclesiastical system might be the real villain in the abuse scandal. With compassion and understanding Cozzens answers the why of the present and past leadership failures and proposes a new direction. Chapters in Part One: Masks of Denial are "Sacred Silence," and “Forms of Denial.” Chapters in Part Two: Faces of Denial are “Sacred Oaths, Sacred Promises,” “Voices of Women,” “Religious Life and the Priesthood,” “Abuse of Our Children,” “Clerical Culture,” “Gay Men in the Priesthood,” and “Ministry and Leadership.” The chapter in Part Three: Beyond Denial is “Sacred Silence, Sacred Speech.” Donald Cozzens, PhD, a priest and writer, is author of two award-winning titles, Sacred Silence and The Changing Face of the Priesthood, and editor of The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest, all published by Liturgical Press. He is writer in residence at John Carroll University where he teaches in the religious studies department.

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Holy Week/Semana Santa

Special Bilingual Edition of Celebrating the Eucharist

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Holy Week/Semana Santa meets the needs of the large and diverse assembly that the Triduum often brings by providing the revised prayer of The Roman Missal in a comprehensive and attractive format featuring both Spanish and English. Cycles A, B, and C included! With a classically beautiful cover, this book features the Spanish text on the left page and English text on the right. Holy Week/Semana Santa offers the revised Order of Mass, all three cycles of Lectionary readings, the responsorial psalms, the Psallite bilingual Mass setting At the Table of the Lord, the Stations of the Cross, and more.

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Lord, By Your Cross And Resurrection

The Chants of By Flowing Waters for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Paul F. Ford

Christians have been solemnly commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus and his resurrection to new life for nearly two thousand years. All Christians walk together in a procession that stretches back to these saving events and moves ahead to the day when Jesus returns. Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection connects today's Christian to the spiritual and liturgical experience of Christians in the first millennium by making available the stirring texts and the simple tunes they sang in this great procession. It contains the responses and rubrical guidance assemblies need to chant for Passion Sunday, the Chrism Mass, the Triduum, and Easter Sunday services. The psalm verses and full texts for choirs and cantors are within its companion resource By Flowing Waters. While designed to be a complete people's music booklet, Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection can also supplement the well-loved Holy Week music of your assembly. In just one Lent, your parish can add simple, long-lasting, accessible chants to its repertory of sung prayer. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. Paul F. Ford, PhD, is professor of theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California, and chair of the Special Interest Section for Seminary Music Educators of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is the author of By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy (A Collection of Unaccompanied Song for Assemblies, Cantors, and Choirs).

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Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection

Paul F. Ford; Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle; J. Michael Thompson, Director

For all who wish to enter into the mystery and majesty of the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the selections included on Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection allow the themes of the paschal triduum to be heard and taken to heart through chant. This collection serves as a source of inspiration for listeners during this holiest of seasons and as a demonstration for choirs and those seeking to bring the beauty of chant to their assembly. This is the premier recording of the chants for the Chrism Mass. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. Selections on the first CD, Passion (Palm) Sunday—Good Friday are: Hosanna to the Son of David Let Us Go Forward in Peace The Children of the Hebrews The Hebrew People Glory and Honor and Praise Hosanna in the Highest Lord, Come to My Defense Believe Me When I Tell You This Judge My Cause, O God Father, If I Must Drink This Cup Lord, You Have Given My Heart I Will Sing Forever True Hearts Were Made for Praise O Redeemer, Hear Our Singing Justice You Love We Should Glory in the Cross Priest Forever, Jesus Christ In Green Pastures the Lord Gives Me Rest I Will Bless Your Name, O Lord A New Commandment I Give You Where We Live as Friends I Will Take the Cup of Salvation Hail Our Savior's Glorious Body Father, I Put My Life Into Your Hands My Savior and My God Look on the Wood of the Cross O My People, What Have I Done to You Your Cross, O Lord Selections on the second CD, The Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday are: Lord, Send Out Your Spirit The Earth Is Full of the Goodness of the Lord Keep Me Safe, O God Let Us Sing to the Lord I Will Praise You, Lord You Will Draw Water Joyfully The Vineyard of the Lord Lord, You Have the Words Let Heaven and Earth Give Glory My Soul Is Longing for You Create a Clean Heart in Me Easter Vigil Alleluia The Litany of the Saints Springs of Water The Lord's Right Hand Has Shown Its Power Dismissal: The Mass Is Ended Alleluia, This Is the Day Today Is the Day the Lord Has Made When Israel Went Out From Egypt Christians, Praise the Paschal Victim! The Earth Trembled Christ, Our Paschal Lamb Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Paul F. Ford, Ph.D., is professor of theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California, and chair of the Special Interest Section for Seminary Music Educators of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is the author of By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy (A Collection of Unaccompanied Song for Assemblies, Cantors, and Choirs). J. Michael Thompson is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.

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Lift Up Your Hearts

Music for the Order of Mass according to the Third Edition of The Roman Missal: People's Edition

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Bulk Pricing (sold in packs of 10 books): 1-5 packs: $29.95 per pack (10 books per pack) 6-20 packs: $19.95 net per pack (10 books per pack)21 or more packs: $14.95 net per pack (10 books per pack)Lift Up Your Hearts: Music for the Order of Mass according to the Third Edition of The Roman Missal contains the revised Order of Mass—with ICEL chants—plus ten inspiring new Mass settings. This resource contains everything an assembly needs to transition from the current Roman Missal to the third edition. The Mass settings included in Lift Up Your Hearts offer a wide variety of musical styles for every parish. The accompaniment edition includes a organ/keyboard arrangement of the ICEL chants from the Roman Missal. This accompaniment was composed by Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, a monk of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville. Masses included in Lift Up Your Hearts: Mass I-The Psallite Mass: At the Table of the Lord by The Collegeville Composers Group Mass II-Missa Iubilate Deo the Vatican Edition Mass III-in Honor of Saint Benedict by Robert LeBlanc Mass IV-in A Minor by Frederick W. Strassburger Mass V-in Honor of Mary, Mother of God by Donald Krubsack Mass VI-in Honor of Saint Cloud by Jay F. Hunstiger Mass VII-in Honor of Saint Michael by Kevin Christopher Vogt Mass VIII-an Austrian Mass by Michael Haydn, arranged by Anthony Ruff, OSB Mass IX-in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd Mass X-in Honor of Saint Dominic by Matthew S. Still ICEL Chants for the Order of Mass The ICEL chants from the Roman Missal will be included within the Order of Mass in Lift Up Your Hearts. A keyboard arrangement of the ICEL chants, arranged by Anthony Ruff, OSB, will be included in the accompaniment edition. In addition to publishing these Mass settings in Lift Up Your Hearts, the settings will be sold individually online as PDF documents for musicians to download and then copy. Several of these settings will also be included in our Mass guide Celebrating the Eucharist and our music resource Sacred Song.

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Good News In New Places

Study Set

"Commentary author: Jerome Crowe, CP; Study Guide author: Cliff Yeary"

This study has 9 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 8 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Clifford M. Yeary and a commentary, From Jerusalem to Antioch, by Jerome Crowe (Liturgical Press). The late Jerome Crowe, CP, lectured on Scripture in Australian seminaries and in Catholic studies at the University of South Australia. He served as president of Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne and lectured and gave retreats in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, Rome, and the United States. He was an alumnus of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. One of the most momentous events in Church history occurred in New Testament times, when the apostles and church leaders met in Jerusalem and admitted non-Jews into fellowship without insisting on circumcision of their men. Until that time faith in Jesus as Messiah and Savior was limited to a Jewish movement known as The Way. In this study, the biblical events and the leaping of seemingly insurmountable cultural divisions that made Christianity a religion in its own right are explored in depth. Follow the early disciples as they emerge from their stunning loss in the tragic death of their leader into spirit-filled witnesses to the glory of his resurrection. How can this message of a crucified and risen messiah to the Jews become a faith that will be embraced by non-Jews around the world? Weekly Sessions Introductory Session Lesson 1—The Jewish Roots of the Gospel Lesson 2— Jesus' Message Concerning the Kingdom of God and the Resurrection Lesson 3— The Preaching of the Early Church and the Origins of the Eucharist Lesson 4— The Unity and Tensions in the First Christian Community Lesson 5— Gentile Culture and Jewish Rejection of It. Lesson 6— Peter, Paul and the Council of Jerusalem Lesson 7— Paul's Pastoral Guidance of Gentile Christians Lesson 8— Diversity and Unity in the Early ChurchWrap-Up Lectures on DVD or CD may be ordered separately.

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Praying the Scriptures—Study Set

7 Sessions

Commentary author: Demetrius Dumm, OSB; Study Guide author: Catherine Upchurch

This study has 7 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 6 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch and Clifford M. Yeary and uses Praying the Scriptures, by Demetrius Dumm as the accompanying text. Demetrius Dumm, OSB, PhD, is a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A professor of New Testament for almost fifty years, he is the author of A Mystical Portrait of Jesus and editor and contributor to The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He has given numerous retreats and workshops designed to allow scholarship to bear fruit in the spiritual life of the nonscholar. This study explores the always relevant ways God has transformed history and invites participation through praise, thanksgiving, and the many other ways Scripture teaches prayer. Sessions include discovering the importance of praising God revealed in mighty deeds and saving acts; Jesus' prayers in Scripture; how Scripture feeds liturgical prayer in the Eucharist; Paul's command to pray without ceasing and our call to continually offer a sacrifice of praise. Weekly Sessions Introductory Session Lesson 1—Introduction, Chapter 1: I will declare all your wondrous deeds. (Ps 9:2) Lesson 2—Chapter 2: Say to God, 'How awesome your deeds!' (Ps 66:3) Lesson 3—Chapter 3: Father, I thank you for hearing me. (John 11:41) Lesson 4—Chapter 4: The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. (John 6:51) Lesson 5—Chapter 5: Pray without ceasing. (1 Thess 5:17) Lesson 6—Chapter 6: Let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God. (Heb 13:15); Conclusion.Wrap-Up Lectures on DVD or CD may be ordered separately.

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