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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May 2015


A slice of St. Peter’s Basilica. Photo by Dan Gonzalez.

From Inside ML:

Living witnesses of love: actions speak louder than words

My iPad has become my sole source of local, national, and world news. One of my recent acquisitions is ThePopeApp, which allows me to stay up-to-date with the latest news from the Vatican and the holy father. I continue to be impressed and encouraged by the stories of Pope Francis’s ministry to the poor. Since his election, we have heard of him dining with the disadvantaged and providing them with meals. On his birthday, sleeping bags were distributed in his name to the homeless of Rome by the Swiss Guard and volunteers.... (Read More)

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Feature Articles

Bread & Concrete: Where liturgy & ministry meet
Part 4: Under the cross, where worthiness lives

Ron Raab

Oscar Romero: voice of the voiceless
Victor M. Parachin

Teaching through technology: catechesis for young children
Dan Gonzalez and Joyce Donahue

Holy madness: Christ in an emergency department
Denise Morency Gannon


Inside ML
Living witnesses of love: actions speak louder than words

Ada Simpson

Worship Times 
Reflections on news around the church
Todd Flowerday 

Bulletin Inserts
Christopher Magallanes
Paul Turner

A Willing Spirit
Doers of the word: sharing our gifts
Mary Amore

Moving Rite Along
Living witnesses: glorifying the Lord by our lives
Donna M. Cole

Ritual Formation
Purification of vessels: common-sense rubrics
David E. Fedor


Liturgical Ministry
Summer: time for spring cleaning
Corinna Laughlin

Lectionary Spirituality / Year B
15th through 22nd Sundays in Ordinary Time 2015

Bruce Janiga

Music, Liturgy, Spirit
Season of the Bread of Life
Ken Canedo

Liturgy Matters
No universal prayer for the Heat
Dan Gonzalez

Bridge Work
Unlocking mercy
Ron Raab

Ministry & Technology
Ambassadors for Christ: top 5 website must-haves
Allison Gringas

Evangelizing Catechesis
New media: bringing parish catechesis into the 21st century
Joyce Donahue



  • Ministry & Liturgy March 2015

    Manifesting God’s love
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  • Ministry & Liturgy April 2015

    The name of Jesus: showing we are his
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