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Join us for the Lent and Easter season
Celebration Publications has created a resource page of seasonal resources for the Lent and Easter season, extending these reflections through the post Pentecost season and the feasts of June. Click here to go to the page. We hope we can enhance your prayer and reflection over these holy days using Sunday commentaries, articles, art and graphics from Celebration as well as from our sister publications, National Catholic Reporter and Global Sister Report.
Free formation article: Say Goodbye to Alleluia
"How can a people so good at Lent be at home in an eternal Easter?" In this formation article by Melissa Musick Nussbaum we approach the question of transitioning from Lenten fasting to an 'Alleluia' world. Read here
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. We thank her for her wonderful contributions.
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. Read more here.
Formation article available to use in your parish
Writer Gabe Huck explores how to create a God-loving church this Lent. Download this Celebration formation article entitled Speak Words that Will Rouse Us A clarion call to become a world-loving church this Lent . Download here.
Preparing for the journey | Editor's Corner March 2017
In this month's Editor's Corner. Celebration from editor Denise Simeone reflects on transformation during the Lenten season. 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.
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
See a complete sample issue