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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!

Living Liturgy™

Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities, Year B (2024)

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Paperback / softback
ISBN-13: 9780814668061
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 28/07/2023
Product description
Living Liturgy2024 provides practical and engaging content from expert authors to enrich your communal prayer and ministry. Trusted by parishes around the country (and world!), Living Liturgy™ offers Scripture readings, insightful reflections, robust liturgical formation, and contextual background information for Sundays, solemnities, and additional feasts of liturgical and national importance. This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, adult faith formation groups, and anyone who wishes to explore the connections between liturgy and life.

An entirely new resource created?for each liturgical year, Living Liturgy™ gives your team the spiritual preparation they need to serve in their ministries, integrating daily living, prayer, and study in an inviting and easy-to-use format. Original art by Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, OSB, complements the text and invites further reflection on the gospel of the day. This indispensable guide deepens a liturgical spirituality and strengthens the worship experience for the whole parish.

Featured Liturgical Texts
  • Collect
  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Second Reading
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Gospel
Featured Content
  • Reflecting on the Gospel
  • Preparing to Proclaim
  • Psalmist Preparation
  • Making Connections Between the Readings
  • Homily Points
  • Model Penitential Act
  • Model Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful)
  • Liturgy and Music
  • Living Liturgy
  • Prompts for Faith-Sharing
Additional Features
  • Calendar-dated
  • Pronunciation guide
  • Full text of readings in sense lines
  • Key words and phrases that focus on the gospel
Author Information

Jessica L. Bazan, Brenna Davis, Stephanie DePrez

Jessie Bazan helps Christians explore their life callings in her work with the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. She is editor and coauthor of Dear Joan Chittister: Conversations with Women in the Church (Twenty-Third Publications) and teaches a course on Benedictine spirituality at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
Brenna Davis lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and currently serves as the director of integral ecology at the Ignatian Solidarity Network. She is a 2010 graduate of Boston College. An avid reader and spiritual director, she most easily feels God's presence when outside delighting in creation.
Stephanie DePrez is an award-winning writer, teacher, and musician. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MM from UCLA. Stephanie taught music and theology in Jesuit classrooms for five years and worked as a parish music director for three. Her writing has appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, Grotto Network, Notre Dame Magazine, and FemCatholic
Rachel Drotar lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and currently serves as a clinical therapist focusing on work with the LGBTQIA+ community and older adults. She is a co-facilitator of the Cleveland chapter of Nuns and Nones and a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati and Washington University in St. Louis. Rachel is a poet, musician, and theatre performer. 
M. Roger Holland, II, is a teaching associate professor in music and religion and director of The Spirituals Project at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City where he received a master of divinity degree, Roger also served as artist-in-residence and director of the Union Gospel Choir for over thirteen years. Roger serves as liturgical music consultant for the Archdiocese of New York’s Office of Black Ministry and music director for their special masses at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. 
Orin E. Johnson has held professional music and liturgy positions for twenty-five years, currently at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds degrees in music and theology from Harvard University, Radford University, and Aquinas Institute of Theology. His liturgical music is published with OCP and GIA, his writings are published by Liturgical Press, Liguori, and Twenty-Third Publications, and he is active nationally as a speaker, performer, catechist, and retreat and workshop leader.
Jessica Mannen Kimmet is a freelance writer and liturgical musician. Formerly a full-time college campus minister, she now spends her days overseeing a domestic church and the growth of her three young sons. She holds a BA in theology and music theory and a master of divinity, both from the University of Notre Dame. 
Victoria (Vickey) McBride is the vice president of mission at Saint Martin de Porres High School in Cleveland. She has been a featured preacher twice for the publication and website Catholic Women Preach. She serves as a music minister for her parish, and is passionate about creative expression, spirituality, and building loving communities.
Barbara E. Reid, OP, is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the president of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She holds a PhD in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She is the author of numerous books and is the general editor of the Wisdom Commentary series published by Liturgical Press.
Janèt Sullivan Whitaker is a composer of liturgical music, with works published by OCP, GIA, and WLP.  She holds a BA in music, and an MTS in liturgical theologies from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. A longtime veteran of pastoral music ministry in the Diocese of Oakland, California, she now works as a freelance presenter of concerts, workshops, missions, and retreats. 
Steven C. Warner is the founder and director emeritus of the Notre Dame Folk Choir and the principal composer for the Songs of the Notre Dame Folk Choir series. He holds a BA in religious studies from St. Michael's College, Vermont, and an MA in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. A longtime collegiate campus minister, Steve served as associate director of the Notre Dame-Newman Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Steve is published by both OCP and GIA.
Kate Williams is the vice president of sacred music at GIA Publications, Inc. She holds a bachelor of music composition from DePaul University in Chicago, as well as a master of arts in liturgical studies from Catholic Theological Union in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago where it was her privilege to study as a distinguished Bernardin Scholar. She serves as a workshop leader, consultant, and musician in the Archdiocese of Chicago and abroad, following a passion to serve in multicultural, multigenerational communities, while mentoring young voices and building bridges through music ministry.

Father Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, a Benedictine monk, was born in Rolândia in the South of Brazil. He began praying with art during his novitiate year of religious formation and later earned a doctorate in theology and Christian iconography. Fr. Monteiro da Silva has created works in churches and chapels throughout Europe and teaches liturgy and arts at the Pontifical Liturgy Institute of Rome.

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Wed 19 Apr 2023 @ 23:46

Great conversation about synodality happening now with Kristin Colberg and Ormond Rush!

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