An insightful and practical exploration of Catholicism's most sacred tradition. The Mass: The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition is an engaging and authoritative guide to Catholicism's most distinctive practice. And now, with the Church introducing revised language for the Mass, Catholics have a perfect opportunity to renew their understanding of this beautiful and beloved celebration.
With eloquent prose and elegant black-and-white photography, bestselling authors Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina guide readers through the different parts of the Mass, from the entrance procession to the blessing and dismissal, capturing the deep meaning of elements that are at once ordinary and mysterious: bread and wine, water and candles, altar cloths and ceremonial books. Step by step, they explain the specifics, such as the order of the Mass, the vessels used, the unique clothing worn, the prayers and responses, the postures and the gestures. Then they explore the rich historical, spiritual and theological background to each. Prayerful but practical, fact-filled but readable, The Mass prepares readers to participate more fully and appreciatively in the sacred rite at the heart of Catholic life.
A Guide to the New Translation is a low-cost, handy question-and-answer booklet that addresses the important changes taking place in the Liturgy. The new responses of the Mass are laid out in an easy-to-follow format, while questions about the reasons for the changes and the effect they will have are answered and explained. This booklet offers parishioners the “whats” and the “whys” of the new translation. This low-cost booklet is just what your parishioners need to understand why the Mass is changing, and what those changes will be.
Included is an invaluable tear-out reference card that details the old vs. the new prayers and responses for the laity. Perfect for use during the liturgy.
Whether you are a cradle Catholic, a recent convert, or just interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, this series is for you.
World-renowned author and theologian Jeff Cavins explains the basics of Catholicism in ten dynamic 60-minute presentations. Drawing upon the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as entertaining personal anecdotes, Cavins makes the Catholic faith come alive.
Topics covered in the series include:
Conversion: From chaos to Covenant
The Word of God: A Father Speaks to His Children
Prayer: Let's Communicate
The Sacraments: Actions of the Holy Spirit
The Mass: The Center of our Faith
Mary: Our Mother and Advocate
The Papacy: A Question of Authority
Reconcilliation: I must Confess
The Liturgical Year: The Rythm of the Church
The Communion of Saints: The Unity of the Family
Each presentation is on its own CD, making it easy to share.
Courageous Generosity is the newest volume in the best-selling Courageous Bible study series for women from Emmaus Road Publishing. The focus of this newest volume is the call to exercise heroic generosity in imitation of our Savior. Designed for group study, Courageous Generosity can also be used for individual learning.
Stacy Mitch uses many proven catechetical tools. Students are sent both to the Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in search of answers. Most questions are objective, leading the student to know and appreciate the teaching of the Catholic Church. Mitch also includes subjective matter that will encourage the reader to a healthy examination of conscience and to real-life applications. Various Church documents and writings of the saints add depth of understanding to each lesson.
The author also continues a practice that has made her previous volumes endearing to so many women. Her stories and anecdotes give a personal touch to each lesson, enabling other women to identify with the author in their own struggles and hopes.
Courageous Generosity is destined to follow the success of the prior volumes teaching, encouraging, enlightening, and bringing many women to better know, love, and serve the Lord in the heart of the Church.
Author: Stacy Mitch