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 DEACONS



A NEW FRIENDSHIP
The spirituality and ministry of the deacon
E
dward Buelt
Essential reading for anyone interested in the diaconate and in diaconal ministry!
Paperback 192pp R233.00




GUIDE FOR DEACONS
LITURGICAL MINISTRY SERIES
Bob Puhala & Paul Turner

Helpful for those in diaconate formation, the book walks the deacon through the liturgical role at Mass and other rites and includes: theological reflections and prayers; serving at Liturgy of the Hours, Sunday Celebrations in the absence of a priest; Baptism, RCIA, Pastoral Care of the Sick, and Funerals. 
Paperback 84pp R101.00



THE DEACON'S MINISTRY OF THE LITURGY
Deacon Frederick Bauerschmidt

A concise and accessible introduction to the liturgical aspects of the ministry of the diaconate. The book covers not only the practical side of liturgical ministry—what the deacon does in various liturgical celebrations—but also roots of that ministry in Scripture and tradition, as well as reflecting on the role of the liturgy in the spiritual life of the deacon.
Paperback 124pp R276.00



MINISTERS OF EUCHARIST



THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD
An updated handbook for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Joseph Champlin

This totally revised edition of the popular book An Important Office of Immense Love contains historical, theological, and inspirational material. It includes ritual information from current church documents on the Eucharist: GIRM and others
Paperback 112pp R195.00



COMMUNION OF THE SICK
Contains the official instructions, rites and texts for ordinary Communion calls to the sick and confined - plus special texts for a sick child - as well as the special rite for Communion calls in a hospital or institution. There are additional readings from scripture and brief commentaries in the form of meditations, prayers of the faithful, and five psalms
Blue flexible cover booklet 48pp (Sold Out)



HOLY COMMUNION OF THE SICK
A participation aid for lay ministers
First compiled by Harold Winstone; Revised by Allen Morris

An introduction; Rites for Holy Communion in Ordinary Circumstances & Holy Communion in a hospital or institution; Additional readings and psalms
Pocket size booklet 10.5x14.5cm 33pp R68.00



THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNION
Collegeville ministry series - Third Edition
Michael Kwatera

practical advice and vital theology for eucharistic ministers. Updated with the latest liturgical laws and norms, and with an expanded section on leading Communion services, this book is an excellent guide for both those who serve God's people and those who help them prepare for the ministry.
Booklet size: 13.5x20.5cm 45pp R102.00



READERS/LECTORS



THE MINISTRY OF LECTORS
James Wallace

Wallace offers insight into various understandings of the lector's work and reflects on the mystery of God who speaks to - and through - us in the Word. Ideas for ongoing technique development, as well as a guide to meeting the needs of the text, listeners, and liturgical setting are included. 
Booklet 75pp R102.00



GUIDE FOR LECTORS
The Liturgical Ministry series
Virginia Meagher and Paul Turner

You'll want all of your lectors to read this guide. Effective for training new ministers and rejuvenating the work of veterans, this book can be used by individual or groups. It gives lectors the tools they need to prepare well and to proclaim with understanding. It offers sound advice for the practical challenges of parish liturgies, and it nurtures spiritual growth in the minister. It is a pastoral, inviting formate and style; has a basic theological foundation of the ministry; liturgical catechesis about the minister's role during Mass; a brief history of the ministry and quotations from documents of the church + frequently asked questions and answers.
Booklet 15x22.5cm 68pp R97.00



ALTAR SERVERS




THE MINISTRY OF SERVERS
Third Edition
Michael Kwatera

Simple and concise for servers and their instructors
Booklet 36pp R97.00




ALTAR SERVER'S MISSAL
Thomas McMahon

Contents include: Prayers before and after serving; Church Year; Vestments; Sacred vessels; What to prepare: Manner of serving; The Mass; Benedictionl; Weddings & Funerals
Booklet 78pp black & white illustrations R93.00




GUIDE FOR SERVERS
Liturgical Ministry series - Revised Edition
Corinna Laughlin, Robert Shadduck, Paul Turner & D Tod Williamson

The ministry of server is important for Catholic liturgical rites; they light candles and incense, hold books, process with the cross, set the altar, and arrange the vessels and cloths. Serving is traditionally a role for children; however, the Church does rely on the assistance of adult servers, who will also benefit from this book for ongoing formation and training. It can also be used by those who serve as master of ceremonies. 
It concludes: basic theological and historical overview of this ministry; catechesis about liturgy, ritual and symbols; reflection and prayers; how to serve, set up for, and clean up after Mass and other rites and is illustrated.
Paperback 98pp illus R130.00



SACRISTANS



GUIDE FOR SACRISTANS
Liturgical Ministry series - Second Edition
Corinna Laughlin and Paul Turner

The sacristan prepares the materials necessary for the celebration of the liturgy: the books, vestments, vessels, bread and wine. This resource will be effective for training those new to the ministry and for rejuvenating the work of veterans; it may be used by individuals or groups. It gives the background and tools they need to pray, study, and serve in the liturgy. Inside you will find a pastoral, inviting format and style. There are also frequently asked questions with answers and questions for discussion.
Paperback 86pp illus R130.00



HOSPITALITY



EMBRACING HOSPITALITY
10 reflections on the virtue of welcoming
Robert Morneau

In this booklet, Morneau reveals how a welcoming spirt is at the core of a virtuous life. It is not an "extra", he says, but a central part of Christian discipleship. 
Booklet 24pp R53.00




THE MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY
James Comiskey

Practical suggestions for extending hospitality in sacramental moments and while teaching, serving, greeting, and in day-by-day living. He begins with the roots of hospitality and its importance in the bible and concludes with resources useful to parishes.
Booklet 40pp R74.00




LITURGY COMMITTEE



GUIDE FOR LITURGY COMMITTEES
Liturgical Ministry Series
Paul Turner and Michael Prendergast

A parish liturgy committee helps prepare a community to carry out the Church's plan of worship. The committee is formed by parish volunteers who have a variety of skills and pastoral abilities. This resource provides spiritual formation and practical training for new and veteran members. It gives members the tools they need to help parishes pray fully, consciously, and actively. 
A pastorally inviting format and style which includes: pastoral theology of liturgy, Eucharist, and Sunday Mass; a basic description of liturgical law and roles; historical roots of the liturgy committee; guided spiritual reflections and prayers and Questions for discussion. There are also instructive photos and text boxes. 
Paperback 94pp R139.00



THE ASSEMBLY



THE MINISTRY OF THE ASSEMBLY
Collegeville Ministry series
Joyce Ann Zimmerman

Many of us who come to Sunday Mass or other liturgical celebrations are not one of the formal ministers. In some respects the ministry of the assembly is the most important ministry of all because it makes visible the church, the Body of Christ, by its very gathering together as one Body. As liturgical assembly, it makes present the celebration of the paschal mystery and Christ's ongoing mystery of salvation. 
Being a liturgical assembly is a privilege of our baptismal identity and the first way we live it out. Five chapters address the being of the liturgical assembly, what the assembly does during liturgy, why being a liturgical assembly is so important, the configuration of the liturgical assembly in its own place, and a spirituality of the liturgical assembly.
Booklet 13.5x20.5cm 72pp R136.00



MUSIC



THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC
Collegeville Ministry series
Kathleen Harmon

This revised edition of The Ministry of Music explores liturgical singing in terms of how it enables the gathered assembly to enter more fully into ritual enactment of the paschal mystery. The "whats" and "how-tos" of music ministry are developed from this perspective. How does communal liturgical singing enable us to participate in and surrender to the paschal mystery? What musical and pastoral choices best enable the singing to fulfill this role? And how does the singing form us in a paschal mystery spirituality that shapes daily Christian living and makes the relationship between liturgy and life more evident?
This edition incorporates new understandings of the ministry of liturgical music generated by Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (STL. USA). New material addresses the underlying theology shaping STL, provides schemas for using both the Proper chants and vernacular songs at the Entrance and Communion, discusses the value of singing the dialogues, and explores silence as a necessary component of music-making and liturgical prayer.
Booklet 13.5x20.5cm 100pp R129.00