MINISTRY & LITURGY MAGAZINE
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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April 2015

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From Inside ML:

The name of Jesus: showing we are his

For many years my friend Sally was the director of religious education for a large and sprawling diocese in the northeast. It wasn’t the path that she set out on when she graduated from college. She had a successful career in business for quite some time. But like so many, she received that call from a higher authority, and she answered. She started off as a volunteer and then became a parish DRE. Before she knew it, she was in graduate school and juggling home, family, parish ministry, and her studies. In her work for the diocese, she traveled miles and miles every week, going from parish to parish to instruct, assist, and support those entrusted with the awesome task of parish faith formation. So when it came time for her young grandson to attend his first religious education class, she was filled with exuberance.... (Read More)


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Feature Articles



Refreshing the soul: Increasing appreciation for the liturgy through sacramental service
Jake Nelson



Bread & Concrete: Where liturgy & ministry meet
Part 3: Kisses of betrayal and mercy

Ron Raab



The power of kindness
Peggy Patenaude



Making Ordinary Time less ordinary
Dan Gonzalez and Ada Simpson



Departments



Inside ML
The name of Jesus: showing we are his

Ada Simpson


Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 



Bulletin Inserts
St. Peter Chanel
St. George
Paul Turner



A Willing Spirit
Sons and daughters of God
Mary Amore



Moving Rite Along
Blue lights and red doors: Being Christ’s in the way we live
Donna M. Cole



Ritual Formation
Corpus Christi
David E. Fedor

 



Liturgical Ministry
Giving thanks and praise
Corinna Laughlin



Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
Most Holy Trinity through 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2015
Bruce Janiga



Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Virgil Michel’s social justice legacy
Ken Canedo



Liturgy Matters
Tongue-tied? Surveying the gift of tongues
Dan Gonzalez



Bridge Work
Touching the hem of leadership
Ron Raab



Ministry & Technology
Pinterest: my go-to tool for organizing — and evangelizing
Allison Gringas



Evangelizing Catechesis
Helping families become a community of faith
Joyce Donahue

 


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