Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy is the essential and trusted resource to help you prepare the liturgy for all seasons of the liturgical year, each Sunday, solemnity, feast, memorial, optional memorial, and seasonal weekday! If you are a priest or deacon, liturgist or worship team member, religious educator or looking for more information about Catholic liturgy, this publication will be an invaluable tool.
This year’s book is for Year C, Weekday Year I. It begins with the First Sunday of Advent, and continues through the last day of Ordinary Time.
Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays is organized in two user-friendly sections: The Season and The Calendar. General material relevant to the whole period is included in the Season section. You will learn more about the meaning of the season, the saints who are honored, the liturgical books, the liturgical environment, the liturgical music, and how to bring the liturgy into your homes! Specific to this year are notes on the Gospel according to Mark, the primary evangelist for Year C. The Calendar section is a straightforward almanac, and the only resource, which consistently provides pastoral reflections and ideas for each day of the liturgical year. You can look up any day of the liturgical year and find basic liturgical information as well as ideas for how to celebrate the liturgy.
There are multiple authors for this year’s edition of Sourcebook. Each author brings a wealth of pastoral experience and liturgical expertise to their sections. Well-known authors such as Kathy Coffey; Peggy Ekerdt; J. Philip Horrigan; Maureen A. Kelly; John Thomas Lane, SSS; Corinna Laughlin; Graziano Marcheschi; Biagio Mazza; Jill Maria Murdy; Kristopher W. Seaman; S. Anne Elizabeth Sweet, OSCO; Paul Turner; Denise Simeone; Vivian E. Williams; Daniella Zsupan-Jerome.
This book includes
- Reflections on the Gospel for Year C
- How to celebrate the liturgy in Catholic schools
- Ways to bring the liturgy into your home
- Abbreviations for Church documents
- Original invitation to the Penitential Act
- The Rite for the Reception of the Holy Oils
- And more!
"The Sourcebook, while published year after year, cycle after cycle, is always new--energizing liturgy committees, empowering directors and enlightening the lay reader."
Sally Meyers, Director of Faith Formation
"The best resource for preparation of the liturgical seasons. I've been using it for years!"
Gregg Schockman, Pastoral Associate
St. Henry Catholic Church
". . . offers me invaluable information and ideas as I prepare homilies for weekdays and Sundays."
Father David Gruschow
"An invaluable resource to help integrate community, music, art, and ritual to craft a meaningful liturgy."
Rev. James David, Evensong Retreat Center
Harwich Port, MA