This book is the essential pastoral resource to help you prepare the liturgy each day of the liturgical year! If you are a priest or deacon, liturgist, music director, worship team member, religious educator, or simply interested in more information about Catholic liturgy, this publication will be an invaluable tool.
This publication contains:
- Reflections on the Lectionary texts for Sunday YearA and Weekday Year I
- Notes on preparing the Mass, receiving the sacraments, and celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours Commentary about the third edition of The Roman Missal
- Ideas to enhance the choice of music and the liturgical environment and ways to bring the liturgy into your home Features on liturgical ministry, devotions and sacramentals, and blessings
- Helpful tips for homilies, catechesis, liturgy preparation, and other ideas for parishes and families
- Pastoral ideas for leading and preparing children’s Liturgy of the Word
- Original Mass texts for the Prayer of the Faithful, dismissals for RCIA and children’s Liturgy of the Word, and Introduction to Mass
- Reflections for liturgists, pastoral staffs, and liturgical ministers on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium
Authors: Leisa Anslinger; Charles A. Bobertz; Kathy Coffey; Paul F. Covino; Joseph DeGrocco; Mary Dumm; Mary A. Ehle; Darren M. Henson; J. Phiip Horrigan; Timothy Johnston; Maureen Kelly; John Thomas Lane, sss; Corinna Laughlin; Anne C. McGuire; Jill Maria Murdy; Jim Peters; Michael R. Prendergast; H. Richard Rutherford, csc; Michael Ruzicki; Jim Schellman; Mary Patricia Storms; Trish Sullivan Vanni; Stephen Wilbricht, csc
Kathy Coffey is an accomplished, award-winning author and former editor for Living the Good News. She is the winner of thirteen awards from the Catholic Press Association and a recipient of the Foley Poetry Award. Her many popular books include Hidden Women of the Gospels, God in the Moment, and Women of Mercy. The mother of four children and greatly appreciated by her many readers for bringing spirituality down to earth, Kathy lives in Denver.