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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November 2015


Son Set by John Stuart, pastor, Erin Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Gallery:

From Inside ML:

A simple fiat: serving those we meet

Like millions of people all over the world, I sat glued to the TV as Pope Francis landed at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C. It was his first visit to the United States, and he was given a spectacular welcome. As he descended the stairs of his plane, the crowd cheered. Children presented him with flowers.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

“Christ will come again”: the church sent on mission by Gaudium et Spes
Alan J. Hommerding

Bread & Concrete: Where liturgy & ministry meet
[part 9] Unlikely voices

Ron Raab

Attitudes and values challenged and clarified: the church in dialogue with the world
William C. Graham

Seeking, asking, knocking: “But wait, there’s more!”
William C. Graham

Saint Junipero Serra: founder of California’s mission system
Victor M. Parachin


Inside ML
A simple fiat: serving those we meet

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday


Bulletin Inserts
Master of Ceremonies
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
Ministering as children of God
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
Works of penance and charity: serving those we meet
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
The sacristan
David E. Fedor

Liturgical Ministry
Our weekly wedding feast
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year C
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time through Ash Wednesday 2016
Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Thank you, Mrs. Presti
Ken Canedo

Liturgy Matters
“Jesus fell”: safeguarding the body and blood

Dan Gonzalez

Bridge Work
The determined word
Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
Building a parish website
Allison Gingras

Evangelizing Catechesis
Moving away from providing consumer satisfaction
Joyce Donahue



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