Living Liturgy

Living Liturgy

Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year B (2018)
Brian Schmisek, Diana Macalintal, and Jay Cormier
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Living Liturgy™ is your comprehensive go-to guide for preparing Sunday liturgy. The 2018 edition provides completely new content by a fresh team of expert authors. What you get is practical, sound, and inspiring preparation for your parish ministry.

This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, and RCIA programs. It offers the week's Sunday readings plus insightful reflections and background for parish ministers of all types. Engaging new art by three remarkable artists complements the text. Written completely fresh each liturgical year, Living Liturgy™ gives your team members the spiritual preparation they need to become true ministers of the liturgy.

Living Liturgy™ integrates daily living, prayer, and study in one inviting and easy-to-use resource. It is an indispensable guide that deepens and strengthens the worship experience for the whole parish. It includes featured liturgical texts, supports for ministry, and utility features. Consider it an essential resource to connecting the liturgy to leadership so that celebrating the liturgy and living a liturgical spirituality become the focus of each ministry.

Featured Liturgical Texts:

  • Collect
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Gospel
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • First Reading
  • Second Reading

Supports for Ministry:

  • Reflecting on the Gospel
  • Living the Paschal Mystery
  • Focusing the Gospel, First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading
  • About Liturgy
  • About Liturgical Music
  • About Liturgy
  • About Liturgical Music
  • About Initiation
  • " Prompts for Homilists, Catechists, and RCIA Teams
  • Model Penitential Act
  • Homily Points
  • Model Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful)
  • Engaging art drawn from the gospel message

Utility features:

  • How to use this resource guide
  • Pronunciation guide
  • Calendar-dated
  • Perfect-bound
  • Readings in sense lines

Brian Schmisek is professor and dean of the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to coming to Chicago in 2012, he was the founding dean of the School of Ministry at the University of Dallas. His published works include Ancient Faith for the Modern World: A Brief Guide to the Apostles' Creed (ACTA), A Greek Reader for Chase & Phillips (Wipf & Stock), Resurrection of the Flesh or Resurrection from the Dead: Implications for Theology (Liturgical Press), and other works.

Diana Macalintal has served as a liturgist, musician, author, speaker, and composer for the last twenty-five years, and her work can be found in Give Us This Day and many other publications. She is the author of The Eucharist Catechist's Guide (Saint Mary's Press), as well as The Work of Your Hands: Prayers for Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments of Grace and Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing: Couples and Communities Called to Conversion Together (Liturgical Press). Macalintal is a cofounder of TeamRCIA.com with her husband, Nick Wagner.

Jay Cormier is the deacon and editor of Connections, a monthly newsletter for homilists and preachers. He is an adjunct professor of humanities and communications at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and leads preaching and liturgy workshops for clergy and laity. Cormier has contributed to America, U.S. Catholic, Worship, and Give Us This Day; and is the author of The Deacon's Ministry of the Word and previous editions of Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas and Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent (Liturgical Press).

This is a well-deserved update that I will find helpful in beginning homily and liturgy preparation each week, and I highly recommend that it be added to the pastoral team's materials for the Eucharist.
Emmanuel

Product number: E4747
ISBN: 978-0-8146-4747-9
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 06/09/2017