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 2014


cover Photo by Genny Tunbridge, Birmingham, England.

From Inside ML:

Sharing the feast

I met a friend for dinner the other evening. I hadn’t seen him in a long time, and I was looking forward to catching up on all that had gone on in our lives since we’d seen each other last. We met at a lovely restaurant — not a run-of-the-mill eatery, but the sort of place that people dine and celebrate special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. The ambience was marvelous, the cuisine superb, the company delightful, and the conversation scintillating and lively. It was a perfect evening — with one exception.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

“Family Mass”: redundant or distinct?
Dennis M. Corcoran

Sophia’s Circle: love and compassion for women in recovery
Edwina Gateley

10 spiritual stages of weight loss: a parish resource
Joni Woelfel

The extraordinary minister of communion: feeding hearts, minds, and souls
Michael Kwatera


Inside ML
Sharing the feast

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 

Bulletin Inserts
Presentation of the Lord’s Prayer
Ephphetha Rite
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
Eucharist: we become what we receive
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
Beneath the roof of my soul: Eucharist and reconciliation
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
Mass intentions: “I’d like to buy a Mass”

David E. Fedor

Liturgical Ministry
Sunday Mass: the right place for rites
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year A
Most Holy Trinity to 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2014
Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Music and matrimony
Ken Canedo

Celebrating Our Diversity
Attention to the nonverbal in intercultural worship
Pedro Rubalcava

Bridge Work
Food groups
Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
It’s a book! It’s an app! It’s Mass Explained!
Joanne Mercier

Go Make Disciples of All
Celebrating Liturgy of the Word with Children (part 2): Preparing your facilitators and parish
Cecelia P. Regan



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    All are welcome: creating the community of God
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  • Ministry & Liturgy February 2014

    Building church from the ground up
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