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Online Learning
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Interested in attending an event (online or on-site) or purchasing resource materials or renewing a professional membership? There's an ongoing education grant for that.

Click here to go to the complete list of this month's books. The following are of particular interest:

« Beholding Paradise
The Photographs of Thomas Merton
Paul M. Pearson, Editor

« Grace Explained
How to Receive—and Retain—God's most Potent Gift
Fr. Brian Thomas Becket Mullady, OP

« 5 Things with Father Bill
Hope, Humor, and Help for the Soul
William Byrne

« Archbishop Sheen's Book of Sacraments
An Anthology
Archbishop Fulton Sheen


. . . Resources for Advent and Liturgical Year C including several new titles

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Amazing Parish Online
Features video modules on the most popular Amazing Parish conference content, featuring Patrick Lencioni and focusing on teamwork. AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide. AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.


Ave Maria Press: Professional Development Webinar Series
Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.


Boston College: STM Online: Crossroads
Offers non-credit online courses and workshops for for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community. Courses run four to six weeks with a fee of $85; workshops run for two-weeks for $40.


Center for Ministry Development
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) works to provide dynamic resources for comprehensive youth ministry and is committed to helping parishes, dioceses, and campuses implement the vision for ministry with young adults as articulated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light--A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults. The webinars are leader/ministry/staff focused and are priced at $25 per participant with group discounts available.


CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
CLINIC regularly offers webinars on a variety of immigration law, advocacy, and program management issues. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers a specific topic. CLINIC schedules at least one webinar per month on discrete immigration law issues. Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the presentation. Fees vary from no-charge to $25.


Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. Highlights: Online and open to everyone; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks; Priced at about $29-$99.


If you'd like to start learning a foreign language, check out Duolingo. This is an online language-learning platform designed to give everyone—worldwide—a chance to learn a language for free (no hidden fees, no premium content). You can access Duolingo via the web and/or by downloading the app for iOS, Android or Windows phones.


Johnson Institute / Senior Adult Ministry
Offers self-study courses covering four separate categories which provide enrichment, training, and inspirational curriculums. Course fees average $250. The site also provides additional resources and professional certification.


McGrath Institute for Church Life
Offers online courses ranging between four and eight weeks in length, with most being six weeks. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates. Subjects include Catholic Doctrine, Christian Life, Church History, Liturgy, and Scripture. The fee for most courses is $99.


Religious Formation Conference (RFC)
Offers periodic webinars to RFC members--the Chicago Province is a member--free of charge. Check the website and if you (as an SVD) are interested in a particular webinar, contact this office for registration instructions.


Religious Law and Consultation
Offers previous, recorded webcasts concerning religious law. Webcasts are available on-demand for $65 or as a CD-rom for $75.


Spirituality & Practice
Offers a variety of online e-courses focusing on spirituality and its practice. Numerous religious traditions are represented: the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Eknath Easwaran to name a few. Among the courses offered, there are also online retreats. Prices start at $39.95.


St. Luke Institute: SLIconnect
One-hour, live presentations by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Participants may "chat" questions to the facilitator during the presentation. All webinars are recorded an can be accessed on SLIconnect after the live presentation. Webinars are offered for approximately $25-$60; registration includes access to the presentation slides, associated learning materials, and on-demand access to the webinar recording for six months.

Successfully Speaking
Offers online accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language as well as offerings in public speaking and communication skills. Typical cost for a class is $2,200 to $2,500. Note that they also have no-charge online videos available.

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October 2021

2021 NACC National Conference
National Association of Catholic Chaplains

NACC Statement: As you know, our COVID-19 reality continues into 2021 making the possibility of even a fall 2021 in-person gathering uncertain and conditioned on optimum circumstances. The 2021 Conference has been cancelled and the 2022 Conference is being planned and scheduled for March 25-28, 2022. We hope to see you then!


October 5-6, 2021

Behavioral Assessment 2
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

This workshop builds upon the acquired skills of Behavioral Assessment I and is designed as a seminar. Because it is directed to those who have had experience in conducting assessment interviews, all participants must have taken Behavioral Assessment 1. Workshop participants are asked to come prepared with topics, discussion questions or case studies to consider during this workshop. Please note that this workshop begins on October 5 at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Central Time on October 6. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 3 nights with arrivals after 3:00 p.m. on October 4 and check out at 9:00 a.m. on October 7.

All Fall Institute workshops include overnight accommodations at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center. Enjoy the convenience of having a private bedroom and bathroom, along with linen service, wi-fi, meals and breaks. All participants must be fully vaccinated and abide by all safety protocols set by the venue. There are no exceptions.

Site: St. Louis, Missouri
Registration: Member $725 / Nonmember $1,087


October 5-17, 2021

NRVC 2021 Fall Institute
National Religious Vocation Conference

This year, NRVC is offering four workshops at the Fall Institute in October intended for vocation ministers and others entrusted with the assessment of discerners and candidates. Workshops are designed from the NRVC three-component curriculum for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the complex theological, spiritual, psycho-sexual, ethical, and diversity issues often present in contemporary vocation ministry. Learning together, whether in person or online is important for vocation ministry to be ethical, credible, and relevant. 

Site: St. Louis, Missouri
Registration: See website for personal registration


October 7-9, 2021

BCTS 2021 Annual Meeting
Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: Coming soon


October 8-10, 2021

Behavioral Assessment 1
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

This workshop presents practical interviewing techniques housed in a theoretical framework of behavioral assessment. While the focus of the workshop is on assessment of candidates for admission to initial formation, the methodology easily applies to assessing candidates in other stages of formation as well. Workshop participants study sample case reports and learn skills for interviewing as well as guidelines for organizing the information into useful reports. Interview topics include family background, educational and occupational histories, psychosexual histories and intimacy skills, faith history, and other pertinent issues related to comprehensive vocation assessment. Please note this three-day workshop begins on October 8 at 8:30 a.m. and ends on October 10 at 4:30 p.m. Central time. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 4 nights with arrivals after 3:00 p.m. on October 7 and check out before 9:00 a.m. on October 11.

All Fall Institute workshops include overnight accommodations at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center. Enjoy the convenience of having a private bedroom and bathroom, along with linen service, wi-fi, meals and breaks. All participants must be fully vaccinated and abide by all safety protocols set by the venue. There are no exceptions.

Site: St. Louis, Missouri
Registration: Member $1,025 / Nonmember $1,537


October 9-13, 2021

NAB Show
National Association of Broadcasters

It’s All Coming Together. With AES Show, Radio Show, NAB SMTE and other co-located events yet to be announced, October’s NAB Show® will be the most significant, in-person media and entertainment event of 2021. The industry will realize unparalleled access to critical information, inspiration and solutions for those seeking to create superior audio and visual experiences that attract listeners and viewers in large numbers for greater reach.

Site: Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration: Assorted options available. See
Begin Your NAB Show Registration - NAB Amplify


Online or On-site

October 11, 2021
7:00 pm CST

Fall 2021 Shapiro Lecture
The Bible With and Without Jesus
Catholic Theological Union (CTU)

Is biblical interpretation a zero-sum game, with clear winners and losers?  Can different people even agree on what books comprise the Bible?  And to the extent that Jews and Christians do share the same Bible, how and why do they interpret it differently?  This lecture will explore what we might learn from discussing these differences and commonalities, and how they might be appreciated and celebrated. Marc Zvi Brettler is the presenter.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois or Online (Zoom)
Registration: Free


October 11-14, 2021

2021 CLSA Convention
Canon Law Society of America

The theme of our 2021 convention – Canon Law and Civil Law: Transparency and Privacy – highlights the canonist’s role in the protection of privacy while being transparent. The major addresses of the convention will focus on different aspects of this theme, seeking how to best render justice to all concerned. The keynote and major addresses will situate transparency and privacy in both canon law and civil law, focus on challenges to the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, and consider ways to restore trust in the Church in the wake of institutional failures. The seminars will continue exploring the theme by addressing topics such as: restorative justice, Vos estis lux mundi, sponsorship of healthcare and educational institutions, and publishing names of accused clerics. Other seminars will focus on canonical issues having to do with consent, procedural law, ascription, and sacramental law.

Site: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registration: Member $550 / Nonmember $600


October 12-16, 2021

Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors (Onsite)
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

This workshop is intended for new and recently appointed vocation directors. Its goal is to provide participants with the skills, context, theory, challenges and practicalities of contemporary vocation ministry. Topics will include foundational elements of vocation ministry; assessment of inquirers and discerners; application and admission process; vocation promotion, ethics and boundaries, resiliency and self-care of the vocation director. Please note this five-day workshop begins on October 12 at 8:30 a.m. and ends on October 16 at 4:30 p.m. Central time. Overnight accommodations are contracted for 6 nights, arrival after 3:00 p.m. on October 11 and check out by 9:00 a.m. on October 17.

All Fall Institute workshops include overnight accommodations at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center. Enjoy the convenience of having a private bedroom and bathroom, along with linen service, wi-fi, meals and breaks. All participants must be fully vaccinated and abide by all safety protocols set by the venue. There are no exceptions.

Site: St. Louis, Missouri
Registration: Member $1,625 / Nonmember $2,437


Online or On-Site

October 15-17, 2021

Teilhard De Chardin and Jung: Awakening the Fires of Love
Genesis Spiritual Center

These two great 20th century scientists discovered the power and force of energy both within and without. Through the insights and breakthroughs of both science and mysticism we are aware of the power of Love as the greatest power of the universe. This retreat will encourage us to connect deeply with the fires of love which propel our psyches and universe to spiritual transformation. Jung, the famous psychologist, was intrigued by the inter-relationship between psyche and matter. Chardin, the paleontologist, was intrigued by the inter-relationship between matter and psyche. The dialogue between the energy of the cosmos and the True Self within will be discussed, especially towards mystical consciousness. A deeper Fire of Desire moves us forward to a new Unity in the midst of a broken and fractured world. Jung and Chardin provide new language and insights for the spiritual journey. The weekend will include presentations, quiet time for reflections and prayer, and opportunities to share our journeys together. Br. Don Bisson, FMS will facilitate via Zoom to those of us gathered at Genesis.

Site: Zoom / Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: Online $200 / On-site $305



October 21, 2021
9:30 am – 11:00 am EDT

What Is Mission Studies?
Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC)

Panel discussion with Stephen Bevans, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Sarita Edwards, Hunter Farrell, Kirsteen Kim, and Darrell Whiteman.

Site: Online
Registration: $15 (scroll down page to listing)



October 22-23, 2021
Start: 7:00 pm EST
End: 4:00 pm EST


The Beatitudes: The Key to Peace & Healing in Challenging Times
Galilee Centre (Canada)

How to find peace and healing in these challenging times of pandemic, violence, and isolation as we emerge from a period of virtually zooming rather than physically hugging those who love us? For our times Jesus gave the beatitudes to transform the times of deepest suffering into times of deepest blessing and new life. In this retreat we will experience the healing process in each beatitude to create abundant life wherever we have struggled to find any life.

Site: Online
Registration: $80



October 23-31, 2021
See schedule online

29th International Week of Prayer and Fasting
International Week of Prayer and Fasting Organization (IWOPF)

The IWOPF brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and races. From October 23rd - October 31st, 2021, we gather to pray for an end to the “culture of death,” and for a newfound appreciation for basic human rights, particularly in the United States of America. By invoking the help of our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, and by praying the Rosary, we play a crucial role in the conversion of nations and changing the course of world events.

Site: Online
Registration: $29.99


October 24-30, 2021

Icon Writing Workshop
Christ the King Priory

Christian icons have served as “Windows into Heaven” for nearly 2,000 years. Iconography is an art, but also rooted in spirituality. It begins with prayer and is executed with the sense that the seven days of creation are being represented in the artistic endeavor. This workshop is an instruction in icon writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition. Its objective is the completion of one icon, provided attendance for full six (6) days and the completion of daily assignments as allocated by the instructor. For beginning, as well as for intermediate and advanced icon writers.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $1,348.92 (includes tuition for 36 hours of studio instruction, presenter’s travel expenses, all materials, supplies, guest room, meals and taxes)



October 25-29, 2021

2021 Virtual Conference – Angels Unaware – Mission with People on the Move
United States Catholic Mission Association

USCMA is holding its national conference in El Paso to be in solidarity with the immigrant, the migrant, the refugee. Angels Unaware – Mission with People on the Move is an opportunity to encounter others, learn about the peoples “on the move” around the world and in our neighborhoods, explore ways missionaries can respond, and envision more hospitable missionary communities.

Site: Online
Registration: $40


October 26-29, 2021

2021 RCRI National Conference
Resource Center for Religious Institutes

This year’s conference theme is A New Way of Life…New Paths of Hope. Among the highlights of the 2021 conference will be the keynote address by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, Director of Ministry Against the Death Penalty, on Tuesday evening, October 26. Prior to the opening of the conference, we will offer two pre-conference workshops: half-day sessions on TRENDS 2021, and 2021 Legal Overview for Religious Institutes. Further, we have scheduled 41 workshops along with two pre-conference workshops, including three workshops on Eldercare sponsored by NRRO. On Thursday afternoon, October 28, a conference liturgy will be celebrated for all participants.

Site: Orlando, Florida
Registration: Members $600 / Nonmembers $700


October 29-31, 2021

Opening to the Light
Genesis Spiritual Center

Drawing on themes from her newest book, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (October 2016 release), Paula will explore how learning to move through and past life's inevitable disappointments and losses opens a door to new awareness. In the end, the darkness is recognized as the rich foundation for a larger life and the possibility of awakening to a new way of being here.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $345 (include private sleeping room, meals)


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November 4-7, 2021

2021 RFC Congress
Religious Formation Conference

Over 300 attendees are expected to participate in the 2021 Congress November 4-7. Participants from every region of the U.S. – and even some international attendees – will descend upon Chicago for several days of connection and networking, dialogue and learning, prayer and Eucharist. Together, we’ll embody the now of religious life and give expression to our future as Catholic Sisters and Brothers! Congress is a biennial national gathering that offers presentations and seminars that engage, educate, and strengthen formators in their ministry of formation. Topics touch on both initial and lifelong (ongoing) formation. Congress is ideal for formation and leadership personnel as well as partners and collaborators in religious formation.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Member $499 before October 15; $550 after / Nonmember $625 before October 15; $675 after



November 5, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm CST

Messages From Heaven
Shalom Spirituality Center

Do you sometimes feel the presence of your loved one that has died? Have dreams that feel like a visit from them? Get signs or messages from heaven that your loved one is with God? There is compelling evidence that God can and does work to bring comfort this way. We’ll explore the phenomenon with a slide show of extraordinary anecdotal evidence that validates this experience for the griever.

Site: Online (Zoom)
Registration: No-charge (donations are welcome)



November 6, 2021
9:00am-1:00pm CT


Setting the Captives Free: Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits
Catholic Spiritual Direction (apostolate of the Avila Foundation)

Dan Burke will explore: The Battleground and the Mind: Testimony and Understanding the Forces of Darkness and Light and How They Drive Us to Despair or Liberation; Discernment and Freedom – Rules of Discernment: Practical Progress in Spiritual Warfare and Hearing the Voice of God; and Discernment and Freedom – Final Rules and the Examen Prayer: Concrete Steps to Peace of Mind and Discerning God’s Will – Moving from Encounter to Commitment; A Commitment Opportunity for You to Make

Site: Online
Registration: $29


November 7-12, 2021

New Pastors' Program
St. Mary's Seminary & University

This five-day workshop is designed exclusively for new pastors and parish life coordinators. Sessions include: The Pastor as Person, The Catholic Community and Pastoral Leadership, The Pastor as Steward, the Pastor as Administrator, and The Pastor as Priest. Note: Guests who are not vaccinated are asked to wear a mask while on the campus.

Site: Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $1,200



November 8-12, 2021

The Newly Appointed Pastor Workshop
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This four-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers, both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church, are key to pastoring successfully. Same workshop was also held on September 13-17, 2021.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $800



November 9, 2021
8:00pm EST


Dynamic Catholic

Isn’t it time you reclaimed…your dreams, your voice, your time, your health, your personal finances, your relationships, your spirituality, your hope for the future, your soul, your heart, your childlike wonder, your needs, your peace of mind… your…Last year tens of thousands of people joined Matthew Kelly for a night of Amazing Possibilities! This year we invite you to join him as we explore practical ways to reclaim the-best-version-of-yourself in the midst of a culture that is constantly trying to rob you of. Move to clarity from confusion, to courage from fear, to hope from despair. It is time to reclaim! We’re excited to announce a special virtual event—featuring a powerful new message from Matthew Kelly, inspiring music, a dynamic Dream Session, and live Q&A with Matthew. We can’t want to see you there!

Site: Online
Registration: $39


November 11-13, 2021

2021 CSWNA Conference
Catholic Social Workers National Association

The 2021 conference theme is Trusting God in Family Life. Msgr. James P. Shea, President of St. Mary's University, Bismarck, North Dakota is the keynote speaker.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: Member $200 / Nonmember $275


November 12, 2021

Profound Preaching 2021
Liturgical Institute (University of St. Mary of the Lake)

This conference will offer some theological and practical approaches to the art of preaching. Fr. Cardó will begin with a reflection on the centrality of preaching in the context of the situation of the Church and the world and then lay the foundations of the theological understanding of preaching, following recent teachings from the Magisterium and the insights of classic authors on the topic. This will lead to a reflection on the incarnation as a key for effective preaching, which will be the foundation for the final topics, of a more practical nature: the preparation and delivery of the liturgical homily.

Site: Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: $99



November 13, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm CST

Daniel P. Horan: Spirituality and Justice
Shalom Spirituality Center

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He will be presenting on the topic of his newly released A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege, offering a message of hope and inviting participants to educate themselves and advocate for justice.

Site: Online (Zoom)
Registration: $20



November 16, 2021
5:00 pm CST

Albertus Magnus Lecture
Dominican University (Siena Center)

In his most recent book, Faith and Evolution: A Grace-Filled Naturalism, Rev. Roger Haight, SJ explores what science can teach Christian theologians about understanding ourselves and our world. Join us for this special discussion about how grace infuses and enhances nature. Haight will discuss how we can discover new insights about our beautiful world when we turn to the scientific developments of our time. He is Professor at Union Theological Seminary and a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Site: Online
Registration: $10 suggested donation


November 20-23, 2021

2021 AAR Annual Meeting
American Academy of Religion

The 2021 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, November 20–23, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. More than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings, including a plethora of academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. The Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall, with more than 130 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. At the Annual Meetings, there are unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion. Register soon to receive the best attendee rate and hotel selection, and join the 10,000 attendees who are expected to attend the 2021 Annual Meetings!

Site: San Antonio, Texas
Registration:  Member $400 / Nonmember $765


November 29 – December 2, 2021

Liturgy Week 2021
Liturgical Institute (University of St. Mary of the Lake)

Join us for our first annual liturgy week! Focusing on Sacramental Preparation for RCIA, this conference will teach directors how to build a robust program with a solid foundation in Sacramental Theology. Each full day at this conference consists of a short course made up of five 1-hour lectures as well as sung liturgies. You will leave with a better understanding of the RCIA process from your first candidate meeting to the mystagogical formation after initiation.

Site: Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: $99 Streaming Pass; $599 (includes single room accommodations)


November 29 – December 2, 2021

Encore Priests
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This is a workshop designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement. Encore Priests prepares priests for this transition. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital? If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you: plan for the transition into retirement; make your retirement meaningful and purposeful; discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both; discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development; and learn the steps to make the most of your retirement

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $750


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Online or On-site

December 2, 2021
7:00pm EST

God from the Machine: Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and Divine Presence
Institute for Religion and Science (IRANDS)

This presentation will examine the theological status of artificial intelligence (AI) based on its potential for increasingly complex and even self-reflective consciousness. We will draw on three sources: (1) Mystical approaches to consciousness in the work of the Jesuit scientist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (2) Similar panentheistic threads in the work of Muhammad Iqbal, the intellectual father of Pakistan and (3) the Integrated Information Theory (IIT) developed by neuroscientists Giulio Tononi and Christof Koch. We will consider the viability and consequences of a theological perspective connecting the recognition of God in all things with a recognition of consciousness as a fundamental aspect of reality. How might this change our worldview? Does it affect ethical considerations of AI? After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the event as well as more information about the program.

Site: Online or on-site at Sugar Loaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: Free


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January 3-5, 2022

New Listing
2022 Preaching Conference
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Join us at Sacred Heart’s Fourth Annual SHSST Preaching Conference: “The Power of Passionate Preaching While Presiding at the Funeral Rites” Please check our website for more details on speakers and presentation as the details become available.

Site: Franklin, Wisconsin
Registration: $125


January 6-8, 2022

ACHA 102nd Annual Meeting
American Catholic Historical Association

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: Coming soon


January 6-10, 2022

NCOD Pastoral Week 2022
National Catholic Office for the Deaf

Site: Savannah, George
Registration: Coming soon


January 17-19, 2022

New Listing
Expecting the Miracle: The Work and Ministry of Guest House
Guest House, Inc.

This complimentary three-day workshop is offered for diocesan leadership and leadership of men’s and women’s religious communities, including vocation/formation staff and nursing/health leaders who are responsible for personnel and ministry issues and health care policies and services. The sessions are designed to promote knowledge and understanding of addiction and other compulsive behaviors and to teach skills for helping community members who may be suffering from such conditions.

Site: Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Registration: Details coming soon


January 19, 2022

March for Life Expo
March for Life

The March for Life Expo is an opportunity for March for Life attendees to connect with pro-life organizations and ministries from across the country. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free


January 20, 2022

March for Life Capitol Hill 101
March for Life

Capitol Hill 101 is a FREE seminar, giving participants the opportunity to learn how to make their voices heard by their elected representatives. Hear from the top lobbyists in the pro-life movement how to effectively navigate the legislative system, from Capitol Hill to Town Hall.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free


January 21, 2022

March for Life Rally
March for Life

Join us in Washington, DC for the March for Life Rally. This FREE event features inspiring speeches from pro-life leaders, sharing how to stay involved in the pro-life movement all year long. The Rally will begin at 12 pm ET on the National Mall. You can also watch the live-streamed event on our website, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free


January 21, 2022

March for Life
March for Life

This is the main event! The March for Life will begin immediately following the Rally – usually around 1 p.m. – starting between 12th and 14th Streets. We will march peacefully up Constitution Ave. to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. After marching, consider attending the Silent No More testimonies outside the Supreme Court, visiting your Representative to advocate for life, or proceeding past the Supreme Court to help the flow of oncoming marchers.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free


Online or On-site

January 29 – February 1, 2022
See website for schedule

2022 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering
USCCB: Justice, Peace & Human Development

This central gathering of Catholic social ministry leaders in the U.S. usually draws over 500 participants whose faith inspires them to respond to pressing current domestic and global challenges. Each year the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering provides an excellent opportunity for Catholic leaders to Connect, Learn, Pray and Advocate!

Site: To be determined
Registration: $50 online; $350 on-site


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February 2022

Mid-Atlantic Congress 2022
Association of Catholic Publishers

MAC Statement: "As we emerge from the impact of COVID across the country, we decided to cancel the 2022 MAC so that you can focus your attention on the work and ministry that needs to be done in your parish, school, or diocese. We await a day in the future when we can gather as a community to learn, celebrate, and connect."


February 7, 2022

New Listing
Winter 2022 Shapiro Lecture: Voices of Rebellion: Christians and Jews in the Barbadian Battle for Rights
Catholic Theological Union

In 1819-1820, Isaac Lopez Brandon found himself at the unhappy center of a dispute over Jews and civil rights on the island of Barbados. Born enslaved, Brandon was the nephew of the island’s first female national hero, who fought for the religious and civil rights for all people with African ancestry. Yet even his famous aunt couldn’t save Brandon from being demoted to a second-class member of the local congregation for his attempt to gain Jews the right to vote. This lecture reveals the little-known dialogue between early Barbadian Jews and Christians over the relationship between salvation and freedom.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Opening in December


February 10-12, 2022

St. Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher
The Aquinas Center at Ave Maria University

At this event where we celebrate the spiritual benefits of St. Thomas's theology, we will also honor Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Site: Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: To be advised


February 21-24, 2022

2022 NOCERCC Convention
National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy

Theme: The Priest's Personal Encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist. The Convention will focus on the centrality of the Eucharist in the lives and ministries of priests. There will be opportunities for networking and relationship building along with engaging speakers and table conversation with colleagues. Time will be available for communal liturgies and quiet reflection.

Site: Beaumont, Texas
Registration: Members $850 / Nonmembers $1,050



February 23, 2022
6:30-8:00 pm CT

New Listing
Interreligious Dialogue as Lived Practice: Seeking Convivencia (Part Two)
Catholic Theological Union

Seeking Convivencia is an online two-part series on Zoom sponsored by the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program and the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program of the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. Join us for part two of the series, an engaging conversation between Dr. Zeyneb Sayilgan and Marta Felicitas Galedary on interreligious dialogue as cultivated through shared exchanges in daily life, cooperative actions for justice, and grassroots contexts that nurture mutual respect and understanding between Muslims and Christians.

Site: Online (vie Zoom)
Registration: No-charge but registration is required


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March 18-20, 2022

New Listing
RECongress 2022
Religious Education Congress

RECongress is a dynamic gathering of the global church, welcoming all to meet Jesus through Connection, Learning and Worship. RECongress inspires, transforms and sends us out to spread the joy of the Gospel, to be a voice for justice and to serve the needs of the world. The 2022 theme: Living Waters of Hope.

Site: Los Angeles, California
Registration: Coming soon


March 21, 2022

New Listing
Spring 2022 Shapiro Lecture: Insiders, Outsiders and In Between: The Jews of Medieval Europe
Catholic Theological Union

The Jews of medieval Europe were simultaneously insiders and outsiders in medieval culture. During a period in which medieval urban centers thrived and Jews were present in many localities, they were both a theological “other” and familiar neighbors. This talk will focus on Jewish Christian relations and provide examples of the affinities and gaps between declared ideology and theology and everyday practice. The talk will examine instances of business partnerships, neighborly interactions and religious ritual and attempt to provide a complex understanding of the dynamics of daily life.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Opening in December


March 25-28, 2022

New Listing
2022 NACC National Conference
National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Site: Buffalo, New York
Registration: Coming soon


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« 5 Things with Father Bill
Hope, Humor, and Help for the Soul
William Byrne

For almost a decade, popular priest and YouTube personality Fr. Bill Byrne (now Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts) wrote a column titled “5 Things” for his local church newspaper featuring five life hacks, prayer starters, or spiritual meditations to help readers grow closer to God and appreciate the small—but vital—things in life. Now, in a practical and engaging guide to embracing happiness, 5 Things with Father Bill features fifty topics to enhance ordinary days and holidays with insights, reflections, and encouragement. Witty and endearing with hands-on, real world advice, 5 Things with Father Bill makes the perfect gift for readers looking for a burst of inspiration and a dose of good cheer.

Loyola Press, ISBN 978-0-8294-5120-7, 96 pages, $14.99 hardcover
5 Things with Father Bill | Loyola Press

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Apostle of Peace
Essays in Honor of Daniel Berrigan
Edited by John Dear

One of the most influential Catholic figures of the of the twentieth century, Jesuit priest and activist Daniel Berrigan has inspired countless people of faith and conscience to pursue the gospel vision of a world without war. In 1968 he made national headlines as one of the Catonsville Nine, who destroyed draft files to protest the Vietnam War. In the nearly thirty years since then he has continued to challenge the conscience of both his country and the church by his uncompromising manner of Christian witness. In Apostle of Peace, reflective essays by forty fellow travelers celebrate Berrigan's life and gifts as a peacemaker, prophet, poet, priest, and "keeper of the word." These essays by distinguished friends and colleagues from every walk of life are written in honor of Berrigan's seventy-fifth birthday. Contributors include: - Berrigan's brother and fellow archivist Philip Berrigan - Benedictine Joan Chittister - former Attorney General Ramsey Clark - psychiatrist Robert Coles - Bishop Thomas Gumbleton - writer and activist Joyce Hollyday - poets Denise Levertov and Thich Nhat Hanh - activist Elizabeth McCallister - columnist Colman McCarthy - historian Howard Zinn - author and storyteller Megan McKenna - Franciscan Richard Rohr - theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether - actor Martin Sheen - fellow Jesuits Jon Sobrino and Richard McSorley - L'Arche founder Jean Vanier - Sojourners founder Jim Wallis - Superior General of the Society of Jesus Peter-Hans Kolvenbach - Plus many others.

Wipf and Stock Publishers, ISBN 9781666723526, 256 pages, $29 softcover
Apostle of Peace- Wipf and Stock Publishers

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« Archbishop Sheen's Book of Sacraments
An Anthology
Archbishop Fulton Sheen

His cause for canonization is progressing, and his videos and books are widely viewed and in persistent demand. But of all his writings, Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s most influential and practical guides, by far, were These Are the Sacraments and Three to Get Married. These two books are once again available in this rich single volume, along with comprehensive commentaries by the late, revered Father John Hardon—themselves a powerful tutorial in how to read the great archbishop. “We cannot begin to guard our faith unless we understand what we believe,” notes Fr. Hardon. Controversy was brewing and confusion sewn among Catholics by the time Sheen wrote these classics. He shies away from nothing, even while teaching traditional doctrine in appealing and unique prose.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-64413-459-7, 432 pages, $19.95 softcover
Archbishop Sheen's Book of Sacraments | Sophia Institute Press

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The Awakening Imagination
Michael D. O'Brien

Based on a lecture Michael D. O’Brien gave at the Centre for Faith and Culture, Oxford, this essay traces the long history of mankind’s creative imagination throughout millennia of expansion and growth—citing examples that range from cave painting to classical sculpture, the icon and manuscript illumination to film and contemporary literature. The author weaves together his understanding of numerous significant works of art, philosophical insights, spiritual reflection, and personal stories, which, combined, offer a multi-dimensional vision of our origin and our future. Underlying it all is the question of Man’s nature and what our creative powers reveal about our true identity as children of God.

Wiseblood Books, ISBN: n/a, $8.00 softcover
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Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church
Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity
Steven R. Harmon

Within the whole church, Baptists and Catholics might seem to be ecclesiological and liturgical polar opposites. The two traditions are arguably more dissimilar from one another than each is from almost any other Christian tradition. Yet as veteran Baptist ecumenist Steven R. Harmon demonstrates in this book, they share much in common that can enable them to travel together as fellow pilgrims on the journey toward a more visibly united church. Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Reflections on the Pilgrimage to Unity challenges Baptists, Catholics, and other Christians to envision their own patterns of faith and practice as included in the convergences it presents and to dedicate themselves to deeper involvement in the quest for the unity Jesus prayed his followers would manifest.

New City Press, ISBN 978-1-56548-497-9, 248 pages, $24.95 softcover
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« Beholding Paradise
The Photographs of Thomas Merton
Paul M. Pearson, Editor

Beholding Paradise: The Photographs of Thomas Merton provides the reader with the only available overview of Thomas Merton's photographs while also providing a highly accessible introduction to Merton as a photographer. For Merton, his photography, as his writing, became a way for him to explore and express his relationship with the world. As he discovered contemplative photography, and how to use a camera as a contemplative instrument, he produced images that had the same effect as much of prose and poetry writings in the last decade of his life. Media and advertisers use images manipulatively to sell a story or an object. By contrast, Merton's images have nothing to sell, they cause us to pause, to stop, to see, to see what is right in front of us every day. This volume allows the reader to explore, meditatively, the way that Thomas Merton came to see the world in the final decade of his life.

Paulist Press, ISBN 978-08091-625-7, $39.95 hardcover
Beholding Paradise | Paulist Press

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Blessed Are You
Reflections on the Beatitudes
Mother Mary Francis, PCC

The Beatitudes are perhaps the least understood passage of the Gospels. Yet in them, says Mother Mary Francis, a Poor Clare who spent a lifetime in prayer, “Christ delivers the Christian philosophy of life and gives the first course in theological living.” Indeed, the Beatitudes are the lens through which we should develop and live our spiritual lives. Many authors have written about the Beatitudes, but none with the spiritual wisdom and exceptional clarity of Mother Mary Francis. She masterfully unpacks the meaning of each Beatitude, showing how they all interconnect to present a roadmap to holiness and happiness. Best of all, she helps you analyze your own life in light of the Beatitudes so you can chart a course toward reaching the pinnacle of holiness to which Christ is calling you.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-64413-424-5, 160 pages, $16.95 softcover
Blessed Are You | Sophia Institute Press

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Finding Frassati
And Following His Path to Holiness
Christine M. Wohar

His friends called him an explosion of joy. Mountain climbing, music, practical jokes and political debates were among his many passions. With film star looks, common sense intelligence, and amazing athleticism, Pier Giorgio Frassati had every reason to pursue worldly success. He chose to focus on higher goals instead. Identified as “The Man of the Eight Beatitudes” and recognized as one of the most fascinating and relatable saintly examples of the 20th century, he was devoted to the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother and led a mostly hidden life of charity that ultimately cost him his life at the age of twenty-four. When his body was exhumed in 1981, it was found to be perfectly incorrupt. He was beatified in 1990. All three popes since then have commended this dynamic young Italian’s life to the Church—and especially to younger Catholics. Author Christine Wohar, a noted expert on Frassati, has created this practical guide to Pier Giorgio’s short but spirited life. Writing in a simple, accessible style, she presents 40 reflections on aspects of his personal life and spirituality. Prayers and concrete action steps are included to help you make this future saint’s habits and methods your own.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-68278-249-1, 192 pages, $18.95 softcover
Finding Frassati | Sophia Institute Press

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« Grace Explained
How to Receiveand RetainGod's most Potent Gift
Fr. Brian Thomas Becket Mullady, OP

Grace is one of the most enigmatic concepts of our Faith. Yet it is uniquely and wonderfully woven into all that we do and believe as Catholics. In these pages, Fr. Brian Mullady provides one of the clearest and most luminous explanations of grace ever written, employing the same “everyday Catholic” language that has made him so popular as an EWTN guest and retreat master.  Perfect holiness is not only possible but essential if we wish to achieve eternal life. That’s why Fr. Mullady has written this accessible and practical guide — to help you understand how grace is working in your life presently and to teach you how to seize all the unclaimed graces God is offering you throughout each day.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-68278-193-7, 128 pages, $14.95 softcover
Grace Explained | Sophia Institute Press

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The Imitation of Mary
Keys to Growth in Virtue and Grace
Fr. Quan Tran

Our Lord is constantly pouring out graces upon mankind, yet only a few — those closest to His heart — know how to receive them. Sadly, countless graces are left unclaimed (likely many by you!) and are thus never allowed to further God’s will on earth. How different our lives would be if we accessed God’s grace more intentionally! Thankfully, God in His compassion gave us a perfect model for disposing ourselves to His graces and responding to them: the Blessed Virgin Mary. In The Imitation of Mary, Fr. Quan Tran shows you how to imitate the twelve essential qualities of Mary in order to unleash a torrent of graces in your life. He explains that, like any gift, grace must be received, opened, and used. As you learn how, you’ll begin to acquire the temperaments, dispositions, and qualities that are most pleasing to God—and you’ll serve as a channel of God’s grace for others.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-64413-329-3, 336 pages, $17.95 softcover
The Imitation of Mary | Sophia Institute Press

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The Philosopher's Playground
Understanding Scriptural Reasoning through Modern Philosophy
Jacob L. Goodson

Since its inception in 1994, scriptural reasoning has been practiced by academics and religious laypeople on an international scale. Scriptural reasoning is an activity or practice where Jews, Christians, and Muslims read and study together short passages from their traditionally sacred texts. In this book, Jacob L. Goodson describes this activity by giving a tour through modern philosophy and showing how certain arguments, ideas, and theories from modern philosophers help make sense of this inter-religious practice. According to Goodson, one of the most interesting aspects of the practice of scriptural reasoning concerns how its driven by a tension between pragmatism and semiotics--what he calls purposefulness (pragmatism) vs. playfulness (semiotics) throughout the book. Can inter-religious practices only be playful, in terms of an academic "leisure activity"? Or do inter-religious practices need to strive toward a greater end or even a higher purpose, such as peace-making among the Abrahamic faiths or inter-religious friendships? In each individual chapter, Goodson explores this tension within the practice of scriptural reasoning. Utilizing Immanuel Kant's deontology, Goodson concludes by demonstrating how the practice of scriptural reasoning might work if only two rules are in place while participating in it.

Wipf and Stock Publishers (Cascade Books imprint), ISBN 9781608995585, 212 pages, $26 softcover
The Philosopher’s Playground- Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Stumbling into Grace
How We Meet God in Tiny Works of Mercy
Mary Pezzulo

Mary Pezzulo intended to learn all about God through graduate studies in philosophy and Christian ethics, but serious illness ruined those plans and landed her young family in desperate straits. Despite chronic illness, deep poverty, blatant discrimination, and the cruelty she encountered, Pezzulo began tripping over God in the tiny works of mercy she offered to others and received herself. With striking candor and gritty faith she shows us how we also can meet God in the smallest acts of love. In Stumbling into Grace she shows how the works of mercy have become her anchor in turbulence and calm, piercing sorrow and ridiculous joy, overcoming despair and bringing enduring hope. Now she shares with you how to live the works of mercy in your own life.

Ave Maria Press, ISBN 9781646800636, 160 pages, $15.95 softcover
Stumbling into Grace | Ave Maria Press

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A White Catholic's Guide to Racism and Privilege
Daniel P. Horan

Growing up, Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., never thought much about race, racism, or racial justice except for what he read in history books. His upbringing as a white, middle-class Catholic shielded him from seeing the persistent, pervasive racism all around him. Horan shares what he has since learned about uncovering and combatting racial inequity in our nation and in our Church, urging us to join the fight. He offers us the hope and surety of the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic tradition, and some practical ways to educate ourselves and advocate for justice. Each chapter includes a substantial suggested-reading list. This book is perfect for individual or group study.

Ave Maria Press, ISBN: 9781646800766, 224 pages, $17.95 softcover
A White Catholic's Guide to Racism and Privilege | Ave Maria Press

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Advent and Year C Resources     Return to top


Advent, Christmas, Epiphany – Daily Readings
Stories and Reflections on the Daily Readings
Megan McKenna

The lectionary readings for the entire Christmas season come alive through the stories and reflections of popular author Megan McKenna. Her words show us how we can center our lives on bringing justice and peace into the world while we wait for Jesus, the Son of God, to come among us. This volume includes readings for each day of the week.

New City Press, ISBN 978-1-56548-301-9, 239 pages, $19.95 softcover
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Advent, Christmas, Epiphany – Sunday Readings
Stories and Reflections on the Sunday Readings
Megan McKenna

The lectionary readings for the entire Christmas season come alive through the stories and reflections of popular author Megan McKenna. Her words show us how we can center our lives on bringing justice and peace into the world while we wait for Jesus, the Son of God, to come among us. This volume includes the four Sunday readings in Advent Cycles A, B and C, as well as the feasts of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the three Christmas Masses, the Holy Family, and Epiphany.

New City Press, ISBN 978-1-56548-300-2, 245 pages, $19.95 softcover
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At Home with the Word® 2022
Sherri Brown, PhD and Maribeth Howell, OP

At Home with the Word® guides you to a deeper understanding of the Sunday Scriptures, providing the readings for this liturgical year, insights from Scripture scholars, and action steps. (Additional reflection questions and action steps for families, Christian Initiation, and adult faith-sharing groups may be downloaded from the LTP Website.) The book also includes prayers and citations for weekday readings. Bulk pricing makes At Home with the Word® an economical resource to provide for large groups.

Liturgy Training Publications: English Edition, Code AHW22, ISBN 978-1-61671-606-6, 144 pages, $9 softcover (quantity discounts available)
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Liturgy Training Publications: Large Print Edition, Code AHW22L, ISBN 978-1-61671-607-3, 288 pages, $13 softcover (quantity discounts available)
At Home with the Word® 2022 Large Print - Liturgy Training Publications (

Liturgy Training Publications: Spanish Edition, Code PD21, ISBN 978-1-61671-620-2, 160 pages, $9 softcover (quantity discounts available)
Palabra de Dios™ 2022 - Liturgy Training Publications (

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eOrdo 2021-2022
The Liturgical Year for Electronic Calendars

The e-Ordo is an electronic calendar file containing the details of the liturgical year that can be imported into most electronic calendars and platforms. It follows the liturgical year from the First Sunday of Advent through the end of the next calendar year. The e-Ordo is in compliance with the Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar and includes all the liturgical calendar information including colors, seasons, feasts, biographies of the saints, and more.

Liturgy Training Publications, Code ORDO22E, ISBN n/a, $21.95 (quantity discounts available)
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Fresh Light
Homilies on the Gospels of Year C

This is a book of short homilies on the Gospels for the Sundays and celebrations of Year C. The homilies concentrate on the core message of the Gospel and are catechetical in approach. They make a wonderful companion and guide for those who prepare the homilies as well as those who want further reflection on what they hear at Mass.

Liturgy Training Publications, Code HFFLBC, ISBN 978-1-59525-015-5, 160 pages, $18 softcover
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Journey with the Fathers
Commentaries on the Sunday Gospels, Year C
Edith Barnecut, OSB

Journey with the Fathers, Year C, is a notable series of helpful meditations on the Sunday gospels. It is the Greats of Christianity who speak, explaining the scriptures to you with their timeless clarity and profound wisdom. You will find this series useful whether you are meditating on the gospels, preparing a Sunday homily, or just interested in strengthening your spiritual life.

New City Press, ISBN 978-1-56548-064-3, 160 pages, $11.95 softcover
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Keeping the Season for Advent & Christmas 2021-2022
Bilingual Print and Digital Resources for Your Parish

Provide your parishioners with catechesis and formation throughout Advent and Christmas Time with the online resource Keeping the Seasons. Parishes can choose to provide the seven weekly illustrated handouts in English, in Spanish, or in both languages. For each week, the handouts include a prayer and Scripture reflection on the Sunday readings, catechesis for each day of the week, and citations for each day’s readings. Its digital format and unlimited use make this a dream resource for your parish bulletin, website, and social media accounts. Keeping the Seasons’ illustrations can also be used as covers for bulletins, to create cards, or for depictions of the seasons in catechetical settings.

Liturgy Training Publications, Code: BKSA22, ISBN 978-1-61671-608-0, $35 digital format
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Liturgy and Appointment Calendar 2022

This calendar helps you celebrate the liturgy each day! The calendar works like a mini-ordo—each day includes the liturgical observance (i.e., First Sunday of Advent, memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, etc.), the readings from the Daily Mass with citations from the Lectionary for Mass, the proper liturgical colors, as well as the psalter for the Liturgy of the Hours. The calendar also includes other Catholic events and observances such as Holy Days of Obligation, First Friday and Saturday devotions, popular novenas, USCCB national and international collections, Catechetical Sunday, Respect Life Sunday, and World Youth Day (among many, many others). Secular and other religious observances are noted as well.

Liturgy Training Publications, Code LAC22, ISBN n/a, $17 spiral bound (quantity discounts available)
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Living Liturgy
Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year C (2022)
Stephanie DePrez, M. Roger Holland, II, Verna Holyhead, SGS, Orin E. Johnson, John T. Kyler, and Ferdinand Okorie, CMF, Art by Ruberval Montiero da Silva, OSB

Living Liturgy2022 provides practical, sound, and inspiring content from expert authors to enrich your parish liturgy and ministry. A robust formation program, Living Liturgy™ offers the readings, plus insightful reflections and contextual background information for Sundays, Solemnities, and additional feasts of liturgical and national importance. This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, and RCIA programs. An entirely new resource prepared for each liturgical year, Living Liturgy™ gives your team the spiritual preparation they need to serve in their ministries, integrating daily living, prayer, and study in an inviting and easy-to-use format. Engaging art by Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, OSB, complements the text and invites further reflection on the Gospel of the day. This indispensable guide deepens a liturgical spirituality and strengthens the worship experience for the whole parish.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814666029, 320 pages, $19.95 softcover (quantity discounts available), $16.99 eBook
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Ordo 2022
Order of Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours and Celebration of the Eucharist 2022

Includes daily readings and précis; outline of Mass and Hours, profile of Saints, Pastoral Notes, and Necrology. Individual Ordos for all (arch) dioceses in the U.S. are listed on the Paulist Press website. Price: $19.95 each.

Paulist Press: Print Edition, ISBN n/a, $19.95 softcover (each)
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Contemplative Bible Study for Year C
Mahri Leonard-Fleckman

Ponder: Contemplative Bible Study is a three-volume series designed to accompany hearers and preachers of the Word as they pray with and ponder the Sunday readings throughout the liturgical year. The Sunday readings are provided, along with brief commentary, engaging reflections, and clear guidance on how to use this resource alone or with a group. Note: This volume guides readers through the Year C lectionary.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814665589, 312 pages, $24.95 softcover (quantity discounts available), $19.99 eBook
Ponder: Contemplative Bible Study for Year C: Mahri Leonard-Fleckman: 9780814665589: : Paperback

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Praying the O Antiphons
Reflections for Advent

Every Advent season, O Come, O Come Emmanuel is sung in parishes throughout the world. Each verse for this hymn is based on one of the O Antiphons, which are rooted in imagery from the Old Testament. In this free, printable ebook: Join the universal Church in "singing the Os" from Dec. 17 to Dec. 23; Ponder the theological reflections on each antiphon, either individually or with a group; and Prepare your heart during these final Advent days for the coming of Christ. The reflections were written by past and present staff members of the McGrath Institute for Church Life as well as faculty in the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

Notre Dame University, $0.00 (free download)
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Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2021-2022
The Irish Jesuits

Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season invites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of preparation and anticipation. What we know and trust about the Sacred Space online prayer experience is now available in a compact, portable print format to heighten our Advent prayer practice in a way that is accessible, engaging, and meaningful to daily life. Throughout the Advent season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Advent season as a sacred space.

Loyola Press, ISBN 978-0-8294-5095-8, $3.99 softcover
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Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays 2022
The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy
Various authors including Chris de Silva and Kate Williams

This trusted annual publication provides concise and helpful material to inspire and assist those who prepare the Mass for each day of the liturgical year. It includes: Preaching points; Additional Scripture insights for the Proper of Saints; Music preparation guidance and song suggestions; Ways to connect the liturgy to the Christian life; Original Mass texts for Sundays, solemnities, and feasts of the Lord; Seasonal worship committee agendas; Ideas for celebrating other rites and customs; Online supplement for preparing the sacramental rites; Seasonal introductions; Daily calendar preparation guides; Dated entries with liturgical titles, Lectionary citations, and vestment colors; Scripture insights; Brief biographies of the saints and blesseds; Guidance for choosing among the options provided in the ritual texts.

Liturgy Training Publications, Code SSS22, ISBN 978-1-61671-621-9, 416 pages, $18 softcover (quantity discounts available)
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Waiting in Joyful Hope
Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas 2021-2022
Catherine Upchurch

Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular and inviting annual guide. During the especially busy Advent and Christmas seasons, this book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way. Through Catherine Upchurch’s reflections on Lectionary readings from the weekday and Sunday Masses, readers will grow in their understanding of the word of God. This book will help busy people achieve their goal of enriching their prayer life during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814665619, 104 pages, $2 softcover (quantity discounts available), $0.99 eBook, $5.95 large print

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Word and Worship Desk Calendar 2022

This spiral-bound desk calendar shows the designated Bible Reading for the day, feasts and saints’ days, rubrics and chronological days in a handsome week-at-a-glance format. The pocket edition is a fingertip guide to the designated Bible reading for the day, plus feast and saints' days. Its calendar format shows one full week at a glance.

Paulist Press: Desk Calendar, ISBN 978-08091-5505-7, $15.95 spiral bound
Word and Worship Desk Calendar, 2022 - Roberta LaVorne : PaulistPress

Paulist Press: Pocket Calendar, ISBN 978-08091-5506-4, $7.95
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Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word® 2022
Catherine Cory, Elizabeth Nagel, Peter O’Leary, Stephen S. Wilbricht, CSC

Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word® provides the ongoing instruction and advice that ministers who proclaim the Word of God need. On a practical level, it assists them in preparing their assigned reading for a specific day. When they read Workbook every week as a way of reflecting on and learning about the Scriptures, it deepens their spiritual lives and strengthens their proclamation skills. This resource contains the readings in large print for practice (with suggestions for emphasis in bold), commentaries that give background and explain the meaning of the reading, margin notes with pronunciation guides and tips for proclamation, and the responsorial psalms for reflection and context. Workbook's introduction offers an orientation to this ministry of the Word and an overview of proclamation skills.

Liturgy Training Publications: United States Edition, Code WL22, ISBN 978-1-61671-624-0, 304 pages, $14 softcover (quantity discounts available)
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Liturgy Training Publications: Spanish Edition, Code MP22, ISBN 978-1-61671-617-2, 304 pages, $14 softcover (quantity discounts available)
Manual para proclamadores de la palabra® 2022 - Liturgy Training Publications (

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