Here is a collection of seasonal prayers and activities to make available to the families in your parish. Experienced catechist, Janet Miller, brings meaning to the annual cycle of weeks and events by providing a spiritual focus through brief reflection, personal prayer, and activities that develop good attitudes and habits. The sessions are based on Scripture. Some are designed for specific feasts or holidays. Others deal with specific themes. This is an opportunity to bring family members of all ages together for discussion and participation.
The CD-ROM format makes it easy to print and make copies to insert in bulletins, or to pass out to children in the school or catechetical program, or even at the "Liturgy of the Word for Children" sessions. It can also be used as additional material by families who home-school their children.
We all go through many life transitions — things like graduating, marrying, moving from one city to another, being depressed, losing a job, and these are but a few examples. But how often do we think of any of these transitions as opportunities for conversion experiences in which we might come to a deeper understanding of self, world, and God?
In this book you will find twenty-five brief, scripture-based homilies that are, hopefully, about our own experiences in transitions and their potential as conversion experiences.
Leading the Assembly in Prayer provides essential information and formation for presiders. Even experienced clergy will appreciate these suggestions for constructive evaluation of their presiding style. In today’s church when ordained ministers are in short supply, other members of the community need to be ready to lead prayer. This book will help you develop the skills and background you need to be a competent, prayerful worship leader.
This resource introduces 9- to 12-year-olds to the liturgical seasons in a way that captures their imaginations and involves their families. Each of the seven sessions includes a leader’s guide, a session plan and photocopiable handouts in an attractive illustrated newsletter format for families. Catechists can organize the seven sessions into a complete course or pick and choose to supplement other curricula. Sessions work in school religion classes, parish religious education settings or as formational training for children’s choirs.