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Paulist Press Liturgy and Sacraments Bundle (21 vols.)
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Overview

Study the sacramental and liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church. Contemplate the place of sacraments and liturgy in the postmodern world. Obtain guidance in administering and receiving the sacraments and celebrating liturgy. With the Paulist Press Liturgy and Sacraments Bundle, you’ll discover 21 volumes geared toward a deeper understanding of these essential expressions of the Catholic faith.

Priests draw upon real-life experiences to demonstrate what it means to administer sacraments in the twenty-first century. Guidebooks such as A Confessor’s Handbook and How Not to Say Mass offer practical principles based on authoritative Catholic texts. Kenan B. Osborne, Margaret Scott, and others examine the significance of the sacraments within today’s socio-cultural perspective. The jewel of this collection is an illustrated history of the liturgy spanning from the second century to the present.

Written by renowned Catholic priests and religious, as well as other theologians and scholars, these volumes are an asset to any seminary, religious studies program, parish, or personal library.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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Key Features

  • Examines the significance of the sacraments in light of the postmodern world
  • Reflects on the meaning of liturgy and provides practical aids for liturgists
  • Reviews the challenges of administering and receiving the sacraments in the twenty-first century

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Eucharist: A Mystery of Faith

  • Author: Joseph M. Champlin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 80

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In The Eucharist, popular writer and lecturer Joseph M. Champlin explores the eucharistic mystery from three different perspectives: as sacrifice, sacrament, and presence. In addition, he analyzes another mystery of faith: the Paschal, Passover, or Easter Mystery of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and return.

Champlin outlines several desirable inner qualities with which we greet the Risen Christ as our guest, and describes ways in which the Eucharist can inspire us to sere others. Each chapter begins with a personal reflection by a eucharistic minister and concludes with a brief related excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Joseph M. Champlin has been a parish priest in the diocese of Syracuse for nearly 50 years, most recently serving as rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. He lectures on pastoral subjects and is the author of over 50 books, including An Important Office of Immense Love.

Eucharist and American Culture

  • Author: Dennis C. Smolarski
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 112

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Eucharist and American Culture is a unique resource that considers the impact of American individualism upon the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist. Short, insightful chapters offer key sociological points and liturgical understanding as well as summarize recent academic works and research results of Robert Bellah, Robert Putnam, and Jean Twenge. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal is consulted regarding the celebration of the liturgy.

Suitable for use as an undergraduate religious studies resource, this book will also find a place in courses in religion and culture and sociology of religion, as well as in seminary formation programs and programs for parish liturgical ministers.

Dennis C. Smolarski is a Jesuit priest who has been on the faculty of the department of mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University in California since 1982. He has a long-time interest in Western and Eastern liturgies and occasionally assists at Byzantine Catholic parishes. He is the author of How Not to Say Mass and Sacred Mysteries.

The Eucharist and Social Justice

  • Author: Margaret Scott
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 160

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The Eucharist and Social Justice argues that the Eucharist is deeply political and potentially subversive. It explores the inseparable relationship between Eucharist and social justice. The eucharistic texts embrace a whole host of social issues around poverty and injustice, and this book teases out their wider implications. It also rediscovers the dimension that God intended for the Eucharist: to be the life of the world.

Margaret Scott’s twin passions, for the Eucharist and for justice, illuminate each other beautifully in this splendid book. We are shown how the Eucharist opens our eyes to the sufferings of this world and gives us hope—confident in God’s promises—to challenge the structures of injustice. This is a book born of the vivid personal experience of sharing the lives of some of the poorest people, especially in Latin America. It is also the fruit of study, prayer, and the Eucharist itself.

—Rev. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, director, Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars, Oxford, England

Margaret Scott is a member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She has held leadership positions in her own congregation and in religious life at both national and international levels. Widely traveled in Asia, Europe, and South America, she has a global view and an experienced insight into the universal church and the international community. She is a regular speaker in different countries, the director of the St. Raphaela Center in Philadelphia, and a professor of social ethics at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eucharist: The Meal and the Word

  • Author: Ghislain Lafont
  • Translator: Jeremy Driscoll
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 170

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The sacraments are rooted in the most basic elements of human existence. In Eucharist: The Meal and the Word, an essay of “meditative theology,” Ghislain Lafont reflects on the intimate connection between food and language in the Eucharist. Tracing the progression from the act of eating to the celebration of a festal meal, he then moves to language, because the festal meal often concludes with a discourse addressed to the heroes of the feast. Finally, he examines eucharistic discourse in order to relate the Eucharist to all other festal meals: what it remembers; what is given in it to eat; and what is realized. The Eucharist turns out to be the place of communion with God founded on the memory of Jesus Christ, hoped for in its perfection in eschatological time, and already realized in the symbolic celebration. And yet it also reveals itself as the symbolic fullness of human existence.

Ghislain Lafont is a Benedictine monk from the Abbey of La Pierre qui Vire in France. For over 20 years he was professor of theology at the Pontifical Atheneum Sant’Anselmo in Rome. He is the author of numerous books on systematic theology, including God, Time, and Being and A Theological Journey.

Models of the Eucharist

  • Author: Kevin W. Irwin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 384

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Models of the Eucharist outlines how the Eucharist is integral to and integrative of nothing less than the Christian life itself. Its premise is that the liturgy of the Eucharist—especially the post-Vatican II liturgy—should be a primary source for both eucharistic theology and eucharistic spirituality.

With great clarity and theological depth and a profound awareness of the pastoral needs of the church today, Monsignor Irwin has written a primary ‘model’ that will be a classic for this and future generations of liturgical scholars and practitioners.

—Wilton D. Gregory, archbishop of Atlanta, former president, United States Catholic Conference of Bishops

[Kevin Irwin] invites readers to approach Eucharist as a present enactment of the paschal mystery and a way of life that challenges us to renew in celebration and in life what it means to be a eucharistic church.

—Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmermann, editor, Liturgical Ministry

Kevin W. Irwin is a priest of the archdiocese of New York. He earned his STD degree from San Anselmo, Rome. He holds the Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies and is the director of the liturgical studies program at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of several books on liturgy and sacraments, including 101 Questions and Answers on the Mass.

Our Daily Bread: Glimpsing the Eucharist through the Centuries

  • Author: Ralph Wright
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 137

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Our Daily Bread provides wisdom and inspiration about the Eucharist chosen from 21 centuries of writing. The diverse selections range from St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians—the earliest-surviving written account of the Eucharist—through Francis of Assisi and Julian of Norwich, to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and Pope Benedict XVI, with dozens of saints and scholars in between. The forward is written by Francis Cardinal George, archbishop of Chicago.

With poems and hymns to focus our gaze, Our Daily Bread will be a permanent resource for nourishing and deepening a person’s faith in the Eucharist—the summit and source of our life in Christ.

Ralph Wright, OSB, (b. 1938) studied at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, England. He spent two years in the British Army before becoming a monk at Ampleforth Abbey. After coming down from Oxford, he spent four years studying theology at Fribourg in Switzerland. Immediately after ordination to the priesthood in 1970, he joined the abbey’s new community at St. Louis, Missouri, where he teaches theology in the school and is director of vocations.

Serving the Body of Christ

  • Author: Kevin W. Irwin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 160

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Serving the Body of Christ is a careful collection, summary, and commentary of the Catholic Church’s official teaching on the Eucharist and ordained priesthood from Trent through Pope Benedict XVI, with avenues for theological exploration.

Kevin W. Irwin is a priest of the archdiocese of New York. He earned his STD degree from San Anselmo, Rome. He holds the Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies and is the director of the liturgical studies program at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of several books on liturgy and sacraments, including 101 Questions and Answers on the Mass.

To Live in Christ: Baptism

  • Author: Richard Reichert
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Series: To Live in Christ Spiritual Formation Program
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 66

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Study the sacramental action that joins individuals into an intimate union with Jesus. Catechetical expert Richard J. Reichert delves into the Catholic understanding of the sacrament of Baptism, how it unites us with the Church and lays the foundation for Christian spiritual life.

Richard J. Reichert has served as a director of religious education and as a diocesan consultant for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He served on the editorial board of Living Light and on the executive board of the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership. He has authored over 60 student catechetical texts and manuals, as well as over 10 monographs related to catechesis, such as Renewing Catechetical Ministry. He received the National Youth Ministry Award from NFCYM and NCCL’s National Catechetical Award in 1999.

Walking in Newness of Life: The Sacraments of Initiation

  • Author: Robert Sargent
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 62

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Explore the history and development of each of the three sacraments of initiation—baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist—and draw upon the biblical foundations of each sacrament. Based firmly in the teaching of the Church, this book is mindful of the contemporary reader and the issues that confront the Church today in celebrating and living these three rites of initiation.

Each chapter has questions for reflection and further discussion. Ideal for adult-education programs and small groups, Walking in Newness of Life offers an insightful combination of the theology and spirituality of the sacraments of initiation presented in a most accessible way.

Robert Sargent has a PhD in sacred theology and teaches in the dioceses of Fort Worth and Dallas, and at the University of Dallas, Texas. He has written numerous books, as well as articles for various journals, including Emmanuel, Spiritual Life, and The Priest.

Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World

  • Author: Kenan B. Osborne
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 272

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Kenan B. Osborne radically rethinks sacramental life and theology from the standpoint of postmodern philosophy.

Kenan B. Osborne OFM, is emeritus professor of systematic theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He is a Franciscan priest. He is the author of several books, including Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World, Sacramental Guidelines, Sacramental Theology, and The Christian Sacraments of Initiation.

Pastoral Foundations of the Sacraments: A Catholic Perspective

  • Authors: Gregory L. Klein and Robert A. Wolfe
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 208

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In Pastoral Foundations of the Sacraments, Carmelite priests Gregory L. Klein and Robert A. Wolfe propose a model for exploring and understanding Catholic worship. The model begins with the human experience of persons who come to the Church for a variety of reasons and occasions. Many chapters begin with an actual pastoral situation, then examines the sacraments and a review of the history of the sacraments in the Church. Finally, the model focuses on the actual rites of the Church and some of the pastoral challenges Catholics encounter in their efforts to live the truth that only memory can treasure.

The authors make continual reference to the wealth of doctrinal and catechetical material contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and all of the chapters conclude with Questions for Reflection and Discussion.”

Gregory L. Klein is a priest of the Carmelite Order, Most Pure Heart of Mary Province. He has done the majority of his ministry in Catholic education, and is currently assistant professor of religious studies at Niagara University in Lewiston, New York.

Robert A. Wolfe is a priest of the Carmelite Order, Most Pure Heart of Mary Province. He was pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Tenafly, New Jersey, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Houston, Texas. He is currently Eastern Regional Provincial for the Carmelites and lives in Bogota, New Jersey.

With the Silent Glimmer of God’s Spirit

  • Author: Lambert J. Leijssen
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 147

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With the Silent Glimmer of God’s Spirit gives a comprehensive account of recent developments in sacramental theology in the context of postmodern thinking. Lambert J. Leijssen uses the concepts of “gift” and “icon” to speak about the sacraments in a way that implies interaction between giver and recipient. Leijssen discusses the individual sacraments according to the usual categories of initiation, healing, and vocation, but views these categories through the lens of their relation to everyday life. He considers the grace of each sacrament as a gift of the Holy Spirit by which the Christian’s daily life is illuminated with a silent glimmer of God’s Spirit. He also looks at the current realities faced by those responsible for administering the sacraments and considers the pastoral implications. The book concludes with ecumenical perspectives for the celebration of the sacraments in agreement with the Eastern churches and the churches of the Protestant Reformation.

This intelligent, deeply spiritual reexamination of the Catholic doctrine of the sacraments sheds new light on their significance in the Christian’s life, while remaining faithful to their traditional meaning.

—Louis Dupré, professor emeritus, religious studies, Yale University

Lambert J. Leijssen is a priest of the diocese of Hasselt and professor of theology at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. He has written numerous publications on liturgy and the sacraments.

A Confessor’s Handbook

  • Author: Kurt Stasiak
  • Edition: Expanded and Revised
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 224

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For many years, A Confessor’s Handbook has been the indispensable guide for priests and seminarians on the sacrament of Reconciliation. There are many books for priests on preaching, leadership, liturgy, spiritual direction, and counseling, but A Confessor’s Handbook focuses specifically on the priest’s ministry as confessor. This essential book is not limited to general principles, but offers a rich trove of practical examples drawn from the author’s decades of experience as a priest and confessor. This revised and expanded edition remains as insightful and faithful to church teaching as the first, but also addresses the challenges of hearing confessions in the twenty-first century. It includes a new appendix on Reconciliation for priests, and contains the whole text of the Pontifical Council for the Family’s Vademecum for Confessors. Priests, seminarians, and even lay people who wish to make the most of their sacramental experience will find that they cannot do without this book.

Kurt Stasiak, OSB, is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He serves as professor of sacramental-liturgical theology and as a spiritual director at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana.

Healing God’s People

  • Editor: Thomas A. Kane
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 248

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Healing God’s People is a collection of essays on reconciliation written by prominent theologians, many of whom are on the faculty of Boston College’s School of Theology.

Thomas A. Kane, CSP, is a Paulist priest. He teaches at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He is the director of Paulist Reconciliation Ministries in Washington, DC. He edited the Landings program with Anna LaNave, which welcomes returning Catholics. As a liturgical videographer, his video collection, The Dancing Church around the World, has been shown internationally.

The Future of the Sacrament of Penance

  • Author: Frank O’Loughlin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 208

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The sacrament of penance has fallen on hard times in recent decades. There is a much diminished use of the sacrament, and frequent reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of it on the part of both penitents and confessors. Reversing this trend would seem to require a changed mentality. In The Future of the Sacrament of Penance, Father Frank O’Loughlin aims to equip us for just such a change.

First, O’Loughlin explores the rise of the varied forms of the sacrament of penance, locating them within their respective ecclesial and social contexts and highlighting the considerable transitions through which this sacrament has gone. Building on this, he stimulates readers to look at the issues which remain to be addressed in this time of widespread change in order to move forward into a renewed understanding and use of the sacrament.

Frank O’Loughlin, STD, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia, in 1969. He has a PhD in systematic theology from the Urban University in Rome. Since 1977 he has lectured widely in sacramental theology and liturgy, and was director of the Diocesan Liturgy Centre in Melbourne from 1977 to 1992. He continues to write and lecture, and currently serves as the parish priest of Sandringham in Melbourne.

Christ, Our Love for All Seasons

  • Author: Ralph Wright
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 240

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Christ, Our Love for All Seasons is a prayer book geared toward every liturgical season in the year—and each “season” of our lives. All the major feast days are featured with poems, hymns, and psalms relevant to the occasion. It also functions as a poetry supplement to the one- and four-volume Liturgy of the Hours, which the Second Vatican Council proclaimed “The Public Prayer of the Church.” Father Ralph Wright’s book helps all seekers to pray this ever-ancient, ever-new prayer.

For over 40 years Ralph Wright has been involved in the poetic process. His poems speak deeply to the human conditions; the mystery of faith and love, they longings of the human heart. A prayerful reading of these poems and prayers will surely enrich one’s journey, for the language of poetry stirs something deep within the soul. Fr. Ralph Wright, OSB, articulates in verse and prayer his experience of life and love.

—Robert F. Morneau, auxiliary bishop, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Father Wright’s book validates him as many persons: psalmist, meditator, homilist, priest, but it cannot camouflage the poet, and a genuine one at that. Although his writing is always at the service of the man of prayer whom he truly is, the poet speaks equally to the point. Images flash out with a sort of studied abandon and are arresting for their pertinence and inspiration

—Brother Augustine Denis Towey, department of theatre, Niagra University

Ralph Wright, OSB, (b. 1938) studied at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, England. He spent two years in the British Army before becoming a monk at Ampleforth Abbey. After coming down from Oxford, he spent four years studying theology at Fribourg in Switzerland. Immediately after ordination to the priesthood in 1970, he joined the abbey’s new community at St. Louis, Missouri, where he teaches theology in the school and is director of vocations.

Gospel Spirituality and Catholic Worship

  • Authors: Paul L. Cioffi and William P. Sampson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 144

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Gospel Spirituality and Catholic Worship returns to the mindset of Jesus as encountered in the Gospels to discover the unity between spirituality and worship. This book helps Catholics integrate their personal prayer life and liturgical experience.

The authors of this timely book . . . show how our liturgical and spirituality renewal should intertwine and be mutually nourishing to each other. They have succeeded admirably. Their book is filled with insightful statements about gospel spirituality, which prepare one to internalize the prayerful dynamic of the eucharistic celebration. One would like to be able to remember them all during the actual celebration of the sacred mysteries.

—Everett A. Diederich, SJ, scholar-in-residence, Stroble Center for Liturgy, Saint Louis University

In our highly individualized and empirical world, Paul Cioffi and William Sampson have dared to offer an insightful exegesis into the way that the celebration of the Eucharist can and ought to be spiritually fulfilling for both priest and individual participant. Their work ought to become a standard in the libraries of liturgists, spiritual directors, and those who might have been put off by the tensions often found between the performance of the liturgy and the desire for a deeper life of prayer.

—Wilton D. Gregory, bishop of Belleville, Illinois

Paul L. Cioffi, SJ, is director of the Institute of Pastoral Renewal, Inc., in Washington, DC. He is also on the staff of the Institute for Continuing Theological Education at the North American College in Rome. He holds a PhD from the Catholic University of America.

William P. Sampson, SJ, (1928–2000) received the STL from Woodstock College. He was a spiritual director in Washington, DC. He is the author of two other books—including Meeting Jesus—and numerous articles.

How Not to Say Mass

  • Author: Dennis C. Smolarski
  • Edition: Revised
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 136

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Dennis C. Smolarski, SJ, offers this guidebook of principles and norms to help all those involved in worship to avoid the common pitfalls that occur in the celebration of the Eucharist. This edition has been completely revised in accord with the 2002 General Instruction of the Roman Missal.

Compulsory reading for anyone interested in leading worship, Roman Catholic or not.

Homiletic Review

Parish liturgical committees can use this text as an excellent resource in evaluating the quality of the liturgy of the Eucharist. Presiders can critique their own style.

—Robert F. Morneau, auxiliary bishop, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Recommended for priests, liturgy committees and commissions, and parish ministers.

National Bulletin on Liturgy

A book which every priest could read with a great deal of profit and instruction.

Modern Liturgy

Dennis C. Smolarski is a Jesuit priest who has been on the faculty of the department of mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University in California since 1982. He has a long-time interest in Western and Eastern liturgies and occasionally assists at Byzantine Catholic parishes. He is the author of How Not to Say Mass and Sacred Mysteries.

Liturgy: The Illustrated History

  • Author: Keith F. Pecklers
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 260

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This volume traces the history of liturgy from its origins in the second century to the present-day Church. Written by one of the foremost liturgical scholars, Father Keith Pecklers, this exceptional book is a geography of Christianity, analyzed period by period. It is an anthropological history of the Church that involves relationships with architecture, art, literature, culture, pastoral and ecclesiastical government—as well as with its connections with the civil power and the organization of society.

Liturgy: The Illustrated History is a bridge among various disciplines, and its illustrative documentation ranges from architecture to music, from politics to linguistic cartographies, and from ecclesiastic to monastic history. It features a colorful design and a vast array of extraordinary illustrations and maps in full color. This volume is sure to appeal to lovers of history as well as liturgy professionals.

Keith F. Pecklers, SJ, is professor of liturgy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and professor of liturgical history at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. He is the author of several books, including Liturgy for the New Millennium: A Commentary on the Revised Sacramentary and The Genius of Roman Rite: On the Reception and Implementation of the New Missal.

Prayers of the Faithful: For Sundays, Feasts, and Seasons

  • Author: Hugh McGinlay
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 160

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Encompassing all three liturgical cycles, including feast days and the seasons, this comprehensive collection of prayers has been written with the principal themes of the daily readings in mind—reinforcing their teaching and connecting their message with our lives as disciples of Jesus.

This book is an excellent resource for seminaries, colleges, and schools where liturgy is taught; as well as for parishes, schools, and communities preparing a celebration of the Eucharist; and for individuals who want a thoughtful personal preparation for Mass.

Hugh McGinlay studied theology and Scripture in Glasgow, Rome, and Jerusalem, and religious education in Ireland. He holds an STL, LSS, and DRE in those fields. He’s been involved in Christian publishing for more than 30 years in the United Kingdom and in Australia, and is actively involved in his local Catholic parish in Melbourne.

Sheer Grace: Living the Mystery of God

  • Author: Draško Dizdar
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 218

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Sheer Grace shows the unbreakable link between theology, liturgy, and spirituality, grounding it in a radical tradition of liturgy as transformation, which has its roots in the Scriptures and lived liturgical experience of our biblical and ecclesial ancestors.

At the same time, Draško Dizdar looks to the present experience of Christians who feel a deep need for the kind of transforming experience that liturgy can be. He looks to the future with hope as a gift of “sheer grace,” as something only God can and does give, and not as something we can manufacture by our own efforts at renewal or restoration.

Draško Dizdar is a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate and a theologian. He holds a PhD, and has lived and worked in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. He is currently in Tasmania, establishing a contemplative community for young people and working for the Catholic Education Office of the Hobart Archdiocese in the ongoing formation of Catholic school teachers.