Celebration Magazine...a comprehensive worship resource
From our current issue:
The Voice of the People
By Gertrud Mueller Nelson
We, the laity, the 99 percent, the sensus fidelium, are the voice Pope Francis bent his ear to hear when he convened the Synod on the Family. The first of two sessions met in Rome in October of 2014, and the final session will meet next month. Twice, the laity have been invited to participate by filling out questionnaires. It has been a long time since the ancient top-down hierarchical governance of the church wanted to know what we, the People of God, thought.
By Pat Marrin
Our longtime music editor Mike McMahon has been trying to accommodate as wide a range of the most commonly used music hymnals. We want to continue to support our subscribers who are still in transition by providing an archive of music resources. Read more
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.
It's much more than a homiletic preparation program . . .
. . . it's a parish spiritual nourishment program as well.
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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