Ordained Ministry

New bilingual (English/Spanish) edition contains two rites, one for use when communion can be celebrated in the context of a liturgy of the word; the other, a brief communion rite for use in more restrictive circumstances, such as a hospital.

Product Code: 7-335 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-335-9

Pages: 52

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Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons:Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons

Product Code: 5-242 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-242-3

Pages: 144

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The role of the bishop as a teacher of faith is constantly challenged as contemporary society experiences certain developments that strongly impact how a bishop is able to exercise his ministry. Contemporary Challenges for the Exercise of the Teaching Ministry of the Diocesan Bishop addresses some of these cultural and communications media developments, with special focus on the New Evangelization as one of the central priorities of the Church

Product Code: 7-395 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-395-3 Binding Information: Paperback 

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Deacons / Wives of Deacons

by USCCB Publishing
$17.95

Deacons serve the Catholic Church throughout the United States and in other countries. The ministries of these men who have given themselves to the service of the Church as are as varied as their individual gifts. Deacons: Ministers of Justice and Charity, the first segment of this DVD, explores some of the great achievements of deacons and the contributions and services that they provide to the Church. The wives of deacons have animportant role in the diaconate because they provide continued support to their husbands. They also develop and nuture ministries of their own in service to the Church. Wives of Deacons: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives, the second segment of this DVD, takes a look at some of their interesting and inspiring stories. No. 7-157

Product Code: 7-157 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-157-7 Binding Information: DVD video  
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Dedication of a Church and an Altar

by USCCB Publishing
$54.95
1Product Code: 331-0 
ISBN: 
978-1-55586-331-9
Pages: 120
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Product Code: 283-7 
ISBN: 
978-1-55586-283-1
Pages: 120
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Addresses the identity and circumstances of today's priests

Product Code: 791-X 
ISBN: 
978-1-55586-791-1

Pages: 116

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This resource addresses the practical and pastoral issues in receiving priests, men and women religious, deacons, and lay leaders from other countries to minister in dioceses and parishes in the United States. The booklet contains step-by-step information on making a request for ministers, general qualifications needed, and suggestions for orientation and accountability of newly received ministers. Includes samples and a resource listing

Product Code: 5-530 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-530-1

Pages: 48

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This letter from the CDF promotes a deeper understanding of the faith and supports the efforst of theologians in their task of exploring this aspect of the ministry of the Church and the relationship between the word "communion" and the concept of communion in the Church.

Product Code: 7-300 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-300-7

Pages: 60

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This insightful text takes a look at the co-existence and relationship between men and women in society and how it has evolved throughout history, as it relates to the Church and the world and addresses a type of "movement" that slowly led to a change of mentality in society when women began to be viewed as more liberated, enabled, members of society and how the Church has responded throughout history to this relationship.

Product Code: 7-295 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-295-6

Pages: 74

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The national directory addresses the dimensions and perspectives in the formation of deacons and the model standards for the formation, ministry, and life of deacons in the United States. It is intended as a guideline for formation, ministry, and life of permanent deacons and a directive to be utilized when preparing or updating a diaconate program in formulating policies for the ministry and life of deacons. This volume also includes Basic Standards for Readiness for the formation of permanent deacons in the United States, from the bishops' Committee on the Diaconate, and the committee document Visit of Consultation Teams to Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Programs

Product Code: 5-368 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-368-0

Pages: 240

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The national directory addresses the the dimensions and perspectives in the formation of deacons and the model standards for the formation, ministry, and life of deacons in the United States. It is intended as a guideline for formation, ministry and life of permanent deacons and a directive to be utilized when preparing or updating a diaconate program in formulating policies for the ministry and life of deacons. This volume also includes Basic Standards for Readiness for the formation of permanent deacons in the United States from the bishops' Committee on the Diaconate and the committee document Visit of Consultation Teams to Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Programs.

The Director's Edition consists of the full text of the Directory plus a CD including
From Pope John Paul II

  • I Will Give You Shepherds (Pastores Dabo Vobis)
  • The Heart of the Diaconate: Servants of the Mysteries of Christ and Servants of Your Brothers and Sisters
  • The Permanent Deacon's Ordination

From the Vatican

  • Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons (Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Diaconorum Permanentium)
  • Decree on the Catholic Eastern Churches (Orientalium Ecclesiarum)
  • Directory for the Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons (Directorium Pro Ministerio et Vita Diaconorum Permanentium)
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium)
  • Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes)

From the Bishops

  • A Family Perspective in Church and Society, Tenth Anniversary Edition
  • A National Study on the Permanent Diaconate of the Catholic Church in the United States, 1994-1995
Product Code: 5-698 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-698-8
Pages: 240
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240 
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El diaconado permanente, restablecido por el Concilio Vaticano II, ha florecido en las últimas décadas en muchas partes de la Iglesia, con prometedores resultados. "El crecimiento del diaconado permanente da origen ahora a la necesidad de una cierta unidad de dirección y esclarecimiento de conceptos, así como de un estímulo práctico y objetivos pastorales definidos con mayor claridad". De la Congregación para la Educación Católica y la Congregación para el Clero.

From the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Congregation for the Clergy.

Product Code: 5-806 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-806-7

Pages: 148

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Designed for group study and personal reflection; practical and professional guidance to help communities understand and implement the latest guidelines for liturigcal music from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Product Code: 60189 
ISBN: 
978-1-888360-18-9

Pages: 64

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Celebrate a young woman's passage from childhood to maturity with this new bilingual ritual book! Use this book to honor quinceañeras in your community. The book contains options for using the rite within and outside of Mass and includes an appendix of intercessions. Create a living memory and support young women as they thank God, request his blessing and dedicate themselves to Mary as models of faith. Bilingual, facing pages

Product Code: 7-024 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-024-2

Pages: 35

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Pastoral Care of the Dying

by USCCB Publishing
$5.95

Pastoral Care of the Dying provides a convenient resource of the official texts of the Church for those at the bed side of Catholics in their final hours. Sections include the Commendation of the Dying, Celebration of Viaticum Outside the Mass, and Prayers for the Dead. Care of a dying child is also discussed

Product Code: 5-487 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-487-8

Pages: 78

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La presente publicación, elaborada por los obispos de EE.UU., proporciona un plan general para promover la identidad, vida y ministerio sacerdotal y planes más específicos para los estados particulares de la vida de un sacerdote. El plan, que está escrito para obispos, sacerdotes, rectores de seminarios y aquellas personas que participan en la formación permanente de sacerdotes, está organizado en tres parte con un apéndice. Del Comité para la Vida y Ministerio Sacerdotal

 

Organized into three parts, these guidelines are to assist in developing local programs for the ongoing formation of priests. Part one focuses on the elements or dynamics of ongoing formation that are consistently present throughout priests' lives. Part two is divided into five sections and addresses tasks and dynamics of five key moments of priestly life and ministry-the first years of priesthood, priests in transition, the first pastorate, mid-life, and senior clergy. The final section looks at the formation of an entire presbyterate. The plan is written for bishops, priests, seminary rectors, and those involved in the ongoing formation of priests, some of whom were involved as reviewers in the process of developing the plan

Product Code: 5-845 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-845-6

Pages: 124

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Rooted in the documents of Vatican II, the Program of Priestly Formation offers the normative direction for all seminaries in the United States to meet the challenge of priestly formation in the third millennium. The fifth edition, like it predecessor, was shaped by feedback collected during many seminary visitations. the requirements for priestly formation reflect these informative and significant examinations of the current and future needs of seminary formation. the Program of Priestly Formation stands as the normative guide for seminary formation for the twenty-first century, and it sets the horizon for priestly ministry in teh years ahead.

Product Code: 5-517 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-517-2

Pages: 152

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Theological debate about the Church has not only included the internal Catholic sphere but has frequently involved ecumenical dialogue, addressing the interior life of the Church and relations with Christians of other confessions.

This resource addresses basic aspects of Catholic doctrine with documented articles to offer a deeper understanding and an authoritative clarification on the difficulties and doubts arising from the discussions.

Product Code: 7-278 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-278-9

Pages: 39

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Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship

by USCCB Publishing
$10.95

One of God's greatest gifts to us, his creation, was the gift of song. In words and music, our ancestors in faith-Moses, David, Deborah, Paul, St. Gregory-have taught us how to revel in God's infinite love, proclaim His glory, give thanks for His abounding generosity, and plead for mercy and forgiveness. Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship recalls this vast, rich musical tradition as it provides basic guidelines for understanding the role and ministry of music in the liturgy.

Standing on the foundational work of the Council fathers, Sing to the Lord echoes the call to full, active, and conscious participation in the Liturgy through its sung elements. It addresses the practical concerns of pastoral leaders-appropriate ministers, cultural diversity, instrumentation, formation, acoustics, and copyrights. It also outlines considerations for preparing and judging music for worship with an in-depth review of the musical structure of Liturgy.

Use Sing to the Lord to

evaluate your parish's current musical repertoire

  • better understand your role in sung worship
  • prepare particular sacramental liturgies
  • train parish music ministers
Product Code: 7-022 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-022-8
Pages: 96
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96 
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Organized into three parts, these guidelines are to assist in developing local programs for the ongoing formation of priests. Part one focuses on the elements or dynamics of ongoing formation that are consistently present throughout priests' lives. Part two is divided into five sections and addresses tasks and dynamics of five key moments of priestly life and ministry-the first years of priesthood, priests in transition, the first pastorate, mid-life, and senior clergy. The final section looks at the formation of an entire presbyterate. The plan is written for bishops, priests, seminary rectors, and those involved in the ongoing formation of priests, some of whom were involved as reviewers in the process of developing the plan

Product Code: 5-383 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-383-3

Pages: 120

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120 
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Dear brother priests], may Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life 9cf. jn 14;6), be the object of our thought, the topic of our words, the reason for our life.

--Meeting with priests in the Cathedral of Brindisi, June 15, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI discusses the mission and purpose of the priesthood. The Holy Father states that the essence of the priesthood is consecration, sacrifice, and the giving over of one's self to God. It is through intimacy with God in relationship and dialogue that empowers the central task of the priest which is to bring God to men and women and to remind them of the ultimate purpose of their lives

Product Code: 7-086 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-086-0

Pages: 96

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In its diversity, theology is united in its service of the one truth of God, offering the good news to the men and women of today in an intelligible form.

Product Code: 7-317 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-317-5

Pages: 81

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This Side of Eden (DVD)

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

This document presents a poetic, compelling and richly intimate portrait of the Benedictine Monks of Westminster Abbey Mission in British Columbia in the days of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Stunningly photographed and thoughtfully told, this film offers a meditative glimpse into a unique way of life which is grounded on earth but lived looking beyond.

Product Code: 7-211 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-211-6 Binding Information: DVD video  
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