LENTEN RESOURCES

Check out “The Lenten Season” from the American Bishops’ web site at www.usccb.org/lent .  You will find resources for your own spirituality as well as resources for catechesis and RCIA.  The videos are great!

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Archbishop Pilarczyk on You Tube

This is a link to Archbishop Pilarczyk speech at the Daniel Kane Award dinner at the University of Dayton last week.  He received the Daniel Kane award in communication.  In the video, he summarizes everything the church teaches in less than five minutes. Excellent!  Check it out for yourself.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayCw7FetaUA

NEW RESOURCES FOR THE MASS AND SACRAMENTS

How We Worship by Rev. Lawrence E. Mick, Liguori.

This easy-to-read handbook can deepen understanding of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Reflections by Joe, a catechumen, and Mary, an older cradle Catholic, as well as questions for refleciton and discussion add to the possibilities. 

The Mass:  A Guided Tour by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M., S.T.D., St. Anthony Messenger Press.

This easy-to-understand tour of the Mass, explores four mysteries that are the keys to understanding the Eucharist:  Christmas, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday and also four movements of the Mass:  Gathering, Storytelling, Meal Sharing and Commissioning.

The Sacraments: an Interdisciplinary and Interactive Study by Joseph Martos, LIturgical Press.

This revision of an earlier book now has discussion quesitons for each chapter at www.TheSacraments.org as well as possibilities for journaling both privately and publically online or on paper.  Images for the develpment of each sacrament and student topic apers are also available to download.