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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August 2015


Pumpkins and sky by Marilyn Dale

From Inside ML:

Journeying on in faith: pilgrims’ progress

For years I called Plymouth, Massachusetts, my home. Many people refer to Plymouth as America’s hometown, and year after year tourists flock to see where a group of English people in search of religious freedom landed. Stepping off a tiny ship onto a small but sturdy rock, these settlers landed in the “new world” in early November and endured a cold, brutal winter. More than half who made the Transatlantic voyage did not survive. But with the help of the native people, they learned to plant crops and produce a bountiful harvest, allowing their community to thrive and flourish. They were upheld and sustained in their quest for religious freedom by their faith and belief in a merciful and loving God.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

Autumn’s sacred triduum
Michael Kwatera

Bread & Concrete: Where liturgy & ministry meet
[part 6] Voicing the silent prayer of sojourners

Ron Raab

Added to ministry: hospital visitation
Jonathan K. Morse

All Saints! Joe, Mary, and the Butterflies
Edwina Gateley


Inside ML
Journeying on in faith: pilgrims’ progress

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 

Bulletin Inserts
Changing Godparents
Real Presence
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
Spiritual fruits: our source of joy
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
“For All the Saints”: the glory of the new saintliness
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
Forming children in the liturgy
David E. Fedor

Liturgical Ministry
Journeying on in faith: the power of processions
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
All Saints through Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) 2015
Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Social justice and the second coming
Ken Canedo

Liturgy Matters
The deacon’s role
Dan Gonzalez

Bridge Work
In the name of death
Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
A fun Catholic teaching app

Allison Gringas

Evangelizing Catechesis
Catechesis and Pope Francis’s “art of accompaniment”
Joyce Donahue



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