The Art of Accompaniment
Pope Francis has spoken again and again about our need to meet people in whatever circumstances life has given them and to walk with them in compassion and love. In this clear and easy-to-use group reading guide, Bill Huebsch helps pastors and parishioners deepen their understanding of Pope Francis’ urgent call and explore ways to make it real in parish life.
We all know that Easter Mass means record attendance and a packed house. But what are we doing to continue the momentum as people leave? But what if it was as simple as just handing them a great Catholic book on their way into church?
Easter Books is transforming parishes around the nation with this simple, powerful idea: Books change our lives. What we read today walks and talks with us tomorrow. Sometimes all it takes is the right book to bring people back to church. Learn how YOU can make a difference at your parish this Easter.
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At Easter Masses, friendly volunteers pass out the books as people come to church. Then encourage people to read the book through regular and inspiring announcements.
Awakening the faithful, reaching the lost, and making church matter drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Find more information here.
Forming Intentional Disciples is a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Spanish edition and companion study guides also available.
In his game-changing book Divine Renovation, Fr. James Mallon offers a blueprint for parishes to go beyond maintaining their buildings and meeting the needs of their parishioners. He believes the key to being a Church that is alive and relevant is for parishes to embrace their mission, which is to make disciples. This step-by-step guidebook for transforming your parish is packed full of information, ideas and examples, and it’s doable.