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Patricia Sanchez, longtime scripture editor, passes away
Patricia Sanchez, longtime scripture editor and contributor to Celebration, passed away on Thursday, February 23, surrounded by her family at the regional health center in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Pat began contributing Sunday scriptural commentaries to Celebration in 1979, and for nearly four decades was a mainstay of homily support for thousands of preachers. She collaborated with her husband, Rafael, who transcribed her articles and did Spanish translations of monthly Lectionary summaries that also appeared in Celebration.
It is with a profound sense of loss and deep gratitude for her ministry that we share news of her passing with Celebration readers. We ask your prayers for Rafael and the family. Additional information will be posted as we receive it.
Free Celebration formation article as we prepare for Lent
Lent begins next week and as we prepare for the season we contemplate on our spiritual growth through the Lenten journey into Easter. Liturgist Carol Mathews reflects on the physical and spiritual elements in creating a Lenten environment in your parish community. Download the February 2017 formation article here.
Thank you Pat Sánchez!
Since 1979, Patricia Datchuck Sánchez has made Celebration a resource for parish staff by providing bilingual Lectionary commentaries and spiritual reflections. We thank her as she approaches retirement.
Global Sisters Report explores anti-trafficking ministries around the world
On Wednesday, February 8, we continue to pray for the victims and support those who work with victims on International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. Read and share the full article here.
Preparing for the journey | Editor's Corner February 2017
In this month's Editor's Corner. Celebration from editor Denise Simeone reflects on the wonders of the Lord as we approach Lent. Read here.
Free booklet: "...For You Too Were Once Foreigners."
Download this free booklet of Celebration formation articles on the topic of migration. We hope these articles encourage you and allow the parish to be a place of growth and inclusion. Download the booklet for free here.
Words We Need to Hear
Access the February Celebration formation article "Speak Words that Will Rouse Us" by Gabe Huck. Read the article here.
Join us for Lent
Celebration Publications is working to create a resource page of seasonal resources for you and your parish community to make the most of your Lenten journey. Sign up for Daily Bread here to receive the latest news and information.
Beginning the Year of Grace
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This monthly 48-page publication features 6-8 articles, preaching resources, liturgical planning materials, prayers, Sunday intercessions, bulletin graphics, Lectionary-based music selections, weekday reflections and more. All this for $69.95. (Electronic only version is $49.95 per year.)
It's an invitation to the entire parish community to become full participating members of the Celebration.
Preaching Resources Included
Four-page folders for each Sunday of the month containing full commentaries on the Lectionary readings, sample homilies, youth preaching suggestions and sermon starters.
Daily Bread Included
A four-page folder with short, focused reflections that can be used as either homily starters or for personal prayer and meditation. Each passage is based on the day's reading for each weekday of the month. Ideal for sharing with your church members as daily spiritual nourishment
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