A deeper understanding of the sacraments of the Church means a deeper spiritual life, and this series is the perfect place to start. Written from a pastoral perspective, each small volume provides the reader with a jumping-off point for reflection and prayerful study. Aimed toward families and those interested in increasing their knowledge of the faith, these booklets will bring you and those you love into deeper understanding and relationship with Christ and his Church.
This booklet brings readers on a journey through Baptism, teaching history, Scripture, and the rites and effects of the sacrament along the way. In a simple, joyful way, it outlines the roles and responsibilities of the parents, the godparents, and the baptized. Aimed toward families and those interested in increasing their knowledge of the faith, this booklet will bring you and those you love into deeper understanding and relationship with Christ and his Church.
This booklet seeks to infuse readers with an understanding of the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit stirred up in the Sacrament of Confirmation. In a warm, enthusiastic tone, it recalls the Acts of the Apostles, uncovering the Scriptural basis for the sacrament and giving gentle direction as to the rituals of its celebration. Perfect for those going through preparation for Confirmation, this booklet serves as a dynamic call to the faith of the Apostles, a faith in the power of Christ.
In a few pages, the reader is brought to an appreciation of the depth and mystery of the Eucharist, including a brief guide on how to prepare to approach the Mass. Aimed toward families and those seeking to increase their knowledge about this most important of Sacraments, this booklet will move you and those you love to revere and adore Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
This booklet is written from the heart of a pastor to a soul looking for salvation, forgiveness, and peace in Confession. In a warm, kind tone, it answers doubts, fears, and questions while clarifying the purpose and effects of the Sacrament. Perfect for those preparing to receive the sacrament for the first time as well as those who approach it with nervousness, this booklet is the calm voice of a shepherd, bringing you and those you love into the fullness of a life of grace.
This booklet not only presents the Church’s teaching on the beautiful Sacrament of Marriage, it also provides a wealth of practical advice for marriage preparation. Additionally, it covers the often-confused topics of divorce and annulment in a warm, charitable manner. Ideal for young couples, catechists and anyone seeking greater understanding of the vocation and call to marriage, this booklet will bring you and those you love to a greater understanding of Christ and his sacraments.
This booklet seeks to present the deep teaching of the Church in regards to the Sacrament of Holy Orders. In just a few pages, the reader is treated to a reflection on the meaning and purpose of the sacrament, a reflection that serves as an ideal jumping-off point for further study. Perfect for catechists, men discerning a vocation to the priesthood or diaconate, or anyone interested in a simple yet in-depth look at this profound mystery, this volume offers readers a greater appreciation for the beauty of Holy Orders.
Anointing of the Sick
This booklet is clearly and concisely presents the Church’s teaching on perhaps its most misunderstood sacrament: the Anointing of the Sick. Through a series of seven question-and-answer sections, the reader comes to a greater knowledge of and appreciation for this beautiful aspect of the faith. Perfect for families and those concerned about the Anointing of the Sick, this booklet will reassure you and bring you and those you love to a deeper understanding of this beautiful Sacrament.
Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis is an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations, exclusively available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This booklet offers meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus and Mary. Immerse yourself in the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with scripture passages and easy-to-understand reflections from our Holy Father. Each mystery is accompanied by beautiful, full-page color illustrations. This convenient booklet fits easily into a pocket or purse and makes a perfect gift. Here are two reviews from actual customers: "Truly, Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis is a wonderful gift for those who pray the rosary. His thoughts and the scripture passages add luster to our mental landscapes in the recitation of the mysteries (which I often find myself needing). Congrats to the USCCB on an offering that will be 'used' by I think many." Kevin W. "I really enjoy it. Reading the thoughts of Pope Francis makes me feel like I know him on a personal level." Melanie B. Size is 4 x 6" and 76 pages total
Product Code: 7-476
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 4" X 6" X 1/4"
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The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the second edition now includes more than a hundred additional pages, offering such new features as a glossary of terms, an index of citations from sources and in-brief texts on core teachings. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life. The first new compendium in more than 400 years, the second edition of the Catechism stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."
Product Code: 5-110
Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback
Size: 6.0" X 9.0" X 2"
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Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is a family resource for exploring the Catholic tradition of prayer.
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Now in paperback, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers brings solace, joy, and hope in God's mercy to families.
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Product Code: 7-046
In April, Pope Francis handed out thousands of pocket-sized copies of the Gospels and Acts. He asked the faithful to read a passage every day, saying, "This is the word of Jesus!"
This small pocket-sized book, with a durable Kivar cover, has the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles with a beautiful Italian fresco on the cover just like the Pope's! Take it with you and read it anytime you have a few minutes during the day. On the bus! Waiting for an appointment! Anytime!
Product Code: 7-481
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 6" X 4" X 1/4"
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