Formation for EMHCs and Readers

As we prepare for the reopenings of our churches, we have prepared a short tutorial for those who serve in these important ministries. Please take a few moments to watch… Read More

Totorial para lectores y ministros extraordinarios de Eucaristías

Mientras nos preparamos para la reapertura de nuestras iglesias, hemos preparado un breve tutorial para aquellos que sirven en estos importantes ministerios. Tómese unos minutos para ver los videos. En… Read More

Pope: Find Good Readers for Mass

“We must look for good readers!” the Holy Father said Jan. 31, in off-the-cuff comments during the general audience. Good readers and psalmists understand what they are reading and can… Read More

The Role of the Laity in the Church

That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More

Selected Readings for Liturgical Musicians

Bishop Caggiano told musicians in February that their job is to build a “bridge to the beautiful one.” We are at our best, the Bishop said, when we worship well… Read More

Beauty and Liturgy: A Program for the New Evangelization

For many Catholics worshipping on a regular basis, the experience of liturgical beauty is noticeably absent from their lives. Churches, rather than eliciting awe and wonder from the worshipper, are… Read More

Lift Up Your Hearts

Looking for a way to liven your Sunday liturgical experience this Lent? Spiritandsong.com is a virtual faith community, a place where Christians of all ages can experience faith-building music, online prayers,… Read More

Altar Server Resources

Since formation for Altar Servers happens at the local level, we thought we would put together a collection of resources parishes could use when creating a manual or list of… Read More

Selected Scripture for EMHCs

Your role as an Extraordinary Minister comes later in the Mass, but your attention to Scripture is still paramount to your ministry. To help with your reflections, we have put… Read More

Selected Scripture for Readers

You are a reader at your parish, so you are familiar with Sacred Scripture. But when was the last time you spent time in prayer with the Scriptures? To help,… Read More

Pope Francis on Sacred Music

Liturgical and sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelization, because it gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven, Pope Francis said recently at an international meeting… Read More