Edited by Ada Simpson

In addition to features and regular columns on topics of interest to the entire parish team — rites, music, faith formation, Scripture, art and architecture, hospitality, and many others — you will find valuable tools and inspiration in every issue.

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October 2015


Gift Bringers by John Stuart, pastor, Erin Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Gallery:

From Inside ML:

Becoming pathways of grace

We live in a 24-hour news cycle, inundated with stories about economic woes, violence, and a presidential race that seems anything but presidential. But every once in a while, we hear a report that raises our spirits and restores our hope for humanity and a caring society. I heard one such item a few days ago.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

Light over darkness: the meaning of Christmas
Kenneth R. Overberg

Bread & Concrete: Where liturgy & ministry meet
[part 8] The word seeks a home among us

Ron Raab

A sign of hope and comfort on our pilgrim way: Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
Aurelie A. Hagstrom

Christmas at the Cow Palace: a time of evangelization
Michael White and Tom Corcoran


Inside ML
Becoming pathways of grace

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 

Bulletin Inserts
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
Living in the light
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
Paving the way for graced moments
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
Baptism: enhancing the rite outside of Mass
David E. Fedor

Liturgical Ministry
Preparing for Christmas with St. Francis
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year C
Christmas 2015 through Baptism of the Lord 2016
Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
And the Word becomes flesh
Ken Canedo

Liturgy Matters
Left behind? The communion procession dilemma
Dan Gonzalez

Bridge Work
Camouflage Christ

Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
Apps for replenishing our wells
Allison Gingras

Evangelizing Catechesis
Incarnational catechesis: faith beyond textbooks
Joyce Donahue



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  • Ministry & Liturgy September 2015

    Light in darkness: becoming beacons of hope
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