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Ten years after it was first published, Forming Intentional Disciples is still helping scores of Church leaders, parish staff, and all Catholics transform parish life from within. World-renowned author and speaker Sherry Weddell leads you through the steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world.
The future of parish life will depend largely on how a parish supports family life. Drawing on the experience of the early Church, Evangelizing Today’s Domestic Churches invites pastors and those engaged in pastoral ministry to take the lead in helping families recognize their responsibility before God to become vibrant domestic churches.
To become an apostolic parish, there are four effective models to choose from, each built on a distinct, necessary insight and method in the art of conversion: Radical hospitality and proclamation; The practice of spiritual multiplication; Organizational mission (re)focus; Highlighting divine signs and wonders in our midst
Every fruitful, joyful, evangelizing parish should embrace the insights and methods of at least three of the four models. The Four Ways Forward not only describes each model, giving examples of how it is being used in parishes today, but offers a practical blueprint toward crafting a response to the post-Christian world, including notes on spiritual roadblocks that can get in the way.
You don’t have to travel overseas to discover our Blessed Mother’s miraculous love for her children. Mary’s Miracles: A Traveler's Guide to Catholic America takes you to more than 50 Marian shrines, chapels, and statues, right here in the United States, each with a riveting story to tell.
Each entry in 150 People, Places, and Things You Never Knew Were Catholic is rich with detail and nuance. Here are Catholic stories full of drama, decisions, and inspiration.
In Invitation and Encounter: Evangelizing Through the Sacraments, theologian, author, and speaker Timothy P. O’Malley shows how the sacraments, as efficacious signs, are Christ working in the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. This book presents a pastoral introduction to sacramental theology from the standpoint of evangelization. How do sacraments evangelize? How do sacraments both heal and divinize those who receive them?
You know the eternal value of the Bible and have been moved in your heart to pick it up, but you’ve found it hard to navigate. Perhaps you’ve already tried reading the Bible and have been overwhelmed. Maybe you’re more familiar with the Bible but don’t understand how its wisdom can be useful in the world right now. If you’re trying to get more out of Sacred Scripture, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STD, is here to provide you with some down-to-earth, pastoral guidance in Understanding the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Applying God’s Word to Your Life Today.
Use this stationery for any occasion — from “get well” to “thinking of you,” and much more. A lovely watercolor illustration of the rosary reminds us of the importance of praying for those we care about. This card will both inspire and affirm.
These ten cards with matching envelopes are 5” x 7” and have the message “I prayed for you today” on the inside.
Use this beautiful stationery to thank those who have graced your life with kindness. Whether a heartfelt act, a work of mercy, or any other gift has been bestowed on you, this card will help express your gratitude.
These ten cards with matching envelopes are 5” x 7” and have the message “I thank God for you” on the inside.
This beautiful card will help you congratulate the family member, friend, or classmate who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The striking artwork on the front of this card helps remind the recipient of the many saints who serve as models of faith and whom we can imitate throughout life.
These ten cards with matching envelopes are 5” x 7” and have the message “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love” on the inside.
Whether a family member or a friend is celebrating a baptism, wedding, First Communion, Holy Orders, or entering into full communion with the Catholic Church, this beautifully designed card is perfect for any of these events, and more.The attractive artwork that enhances the front of this card will remind this special person of the graces bestowed on us through the sacraments.
These ten cards with matching envelopes are 5” x 7” and have the message “The power of Christ lives in the sacraments” on the inside.
Walk with Sister Bernadette on a journey of faith through pain, paralysis, and finally healing to the 70th officially recognized miracle of Lourdes, a miracle she now proclaims to the world.
The perfect book to share with friends, family, and anyone who needs to be reminded of the true miracle of God's love for all creation.
Most of us were never taught how to handle money, let alone what God has to say about it. Just thinking about money makes us worried and anxious. If you’re tired of living in debt, stuck in the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, stressed out when emergencies pop up, and wish you could be more generous, Jonathan and Amanda Teixeira are here to help.
As Christians, we know we have not been promised an easy, carefree life. And yet we resist suffering at every turn, despite Jesus’ clear and direct conditions if we want to be his disciples. The truth is most of us find the cross bitter. We’d rather not have to carry it, and we wonder why God demands it of us. In Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering, Laura Phelps reveals not only why suffering is a necessary part of our Christian life, but how we can learn to carry our cross without fear or complaint — and even to find that it is sweet. The secret is Mary.
The word “repent” in Greek is metanoia — but the original Greek word means much more than just repentance. It means to change, to turn, to think differently. Metanoia is not a one-time event but a process, and as Christians we are called to live a life of metanoia. Living Metanoia explores what this looks like in our daily lives, encouraging believers in all walks of life to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. In his down-to-earth, approachable style, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, addresses basic topics such as who Jesus actually is (rather than who we think he is or who we want him to be); what we need to do in order to inherit eternal life; the reality of evil; and our daily call to a deeper commitment to Christ.
With her accessible, everyday approach to life, writer, mom, and volunteer, Lara C. Patangan helps us realize that our everyday compassion makes a difference in exponential ways and that mercy always matters. Practicing mercy isn’t a passive way of renewal; rather, engaging in transformative acts of service empowers us to fulfill our purpose to love and serve God, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Foundations for Discipleship is not simply a book you read. It’s a tool you use to form and accompany others on their journey as Christian disciples. For use with small groups or individuals, these captivating articles provide the roadmap for training in the basic skills of Christian living and evangelization.
In The Heart of the Mission: Simple Ways to Bring People to Jesus, Cande de Leon shows what it takes to get back on track. With wisdom and humor born of his own experience, he shows how our Christian mission always begins and ends with people. To help us live this in our daily life and work, he guides us through three transformational principles for ministry and life.
In this Way of the Cross for Loved Ones Who Have Left the Faith, the fourteen Stations have two emphases: intercession for loved ones and guidance for those still practicing the Faith. While contemplating our Savior’s sacrificial love, readers can intercede for friends and family as they spiritually carry the cross with Jesus, asking him to lead our loved ones back to Christ and his Church.
The Adventure: Living Out Your Relationship with God (Catholic Edition) is your one-of-a-kind guide to the adventure God is calling you to live. It includes getting to know God, why having a relationship with him matters, and how to become friends with him (yes, it's possible). You'll learn how he talks to you, how you can talk to him, how you can do things with him, and how we connect with him and one another through the sacraments and the Church.