Report of NCCB Subcommittee on Lay Ministry
A must for all active church ministers and for those preparing for such ministry. Presenting a summary of the "Leadership for Ecclesial Lay Ministry" project, the Subcommittee on Lay Ministry invites the U.S. bishops to determine the future course of the project in order to serve the need for leadership at the national level and provide practical assistance at the local level. The report offers conclusions and background information on the following areas: (1) the term lay ecclesial minister, (2) toward a theology of lay ecclesial ministry, (3) preparation of lay ecclesial ministers, (4) the relationship between lay ecclesial ministers and ordained ministers, (5) financial and human resource issues, and (6) multicultural issues.
English: No. 5-345, 96 pp., $6.95
Resource Member Price $4.17
Spanish: No. 5-864, 74 pp., $6.95
Resource Member Price $4.17
Papers from a Colloquium
CPA Book Award winner! The U.S. bishops have chosen the term lay ecclesial minister to describe lay people who have professionally prepared for ministry within the Church. Together in God's Service is a beginning effort to explore the theological basis for that growing phenomenon. Looks at the sociological and demographic reality of such ministers and then probes sacramental theology, church history, Scripture, canon law, and magisterial teaching to help understand its place in the life of the Church.
No. 5-285, 216 pp., $14.95
Resource Member Price $8.97
A Resource for the Formation and Spirituality of Catholic Men
Celebrates the richness and diversity of Catholic men in their roles as husbands, fathers, workers, and disciples of Christ. Based on the proceedings of a national symposium for ministry with Catholic men, Hearing Christ's Call offers suggestions for developing men's ministry programs on the diocesan and parish levels. Includes biblical passages for male spirituality and related resources.
No. 5-503, 100 pp., $6.95
Resource Member Price $4.77
Resources for Ecumenical Dialogue
The fifth dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and Presbyterian/Reformed Churches since 1965. The presentations address underlying common theologies, authority as an aid to Christian life, an appraisal of contemporary relations in society that has powerful ecumenical implication, tools to help in the dialogue, and an analysis of religious words common by frequency in usage but not identical in meaning conveyed.
No. 5-247, 128 pp., $10.95
Resource Member Price $6.57
On the fifteenth anniversary of Called and Gifted, the U.S. bishops offer new reflections on the four calls in the earlier document—to holiness, to community, to ministry, to Christian maturity.
English: No. 5-002, 32 pp.,
Spanish: No. 5-003, 32 pp.,
1-9 copies, $4.95 each
10-24 copies, $3.95 each
25+ copies, $2.95 each
Resource Member Price $2.95
Provides "clarification in the light of specific cases of new forms of ‘pastoral activity' of the non-ordained on both parochial and diocesan levels."
No. 5-268, 32 pp., $3.50
Resource Member Price $2.10
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