The Graduate School of Theology and Seminary community congratulates several of our students, alumni, and faculty members on the publication of their resources regarding liturgy and Catholic social teaching.
May 28, 2020
Please read through the following resource descriptions and visit the publisher's website, Liturgy Training Publications, to find more information and order direct.
The Liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching: Participation in Worship and the World
SOT/Sem Contributors: Bernard Evans and Anne Y. Koester
This resource explores the intimate connection between liturgy and Catholic social teaching. It provides insights for parish teams on how Catholics might better live what it is we celebrate each time we gather to worship God and express more fully, consciously, and actively what it means to be in right relationship with God and the world. With questions for discussion and reflection following each thematic chapter, worship teams, parish councils, and peace and justice committees will be able to evaluate and improve parish liturgical practices and ministerial outreach as rooted in Catholic social teaching.
Baptized for Discipleship: The Meaning of Baptism for Our Christian Life
SOT/Sem Author: Mary A. Ehle
This short booklet explores the Catholic understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism and the baptized Christian's important role in sharing the light of Christ. The questions at the end of each short chapter will help readers reflect upon what it means to be a Christian disciple in the world today, living lives of justice, charity, and love.
Glorify the Lord by Your Life: Catholic Social Teaching and the Liturgy
SOT/Sem Author: Bernard Evans
Available July 2020
This resource provides a unique approach for understanding the important connection between the liturgy and the seven primary themes of Catholic social teaching. It will inspire you to deepen your relationship with God and with others, to become more aware of the needs of the world, and recommit yourself to live as Christ’s disciples in the world.
Liturgy and Ministry in Times of Need
SOT/Sem Contributors: Wendy Cichanski Caduff, Ann Dickinson Degenhard, Bernard Evans, and Anne Y. Koester
Available July 2020
This resource provides contemporary context and guidance for pastorally responding to difficult situations such as acts of violence, natural disasters, sudden deaths or accidents, and threats against human dignity. It will help integrate these important needs into Sunday Mass, prepare prayer, catechize and form the assembly, and minister directly to those who suffer—both in the immediate aftermath of a situation and in the long-term planning of the parish community. It will be sure to inspire Catholic communities to be the hands and feet of Christ during difficult times.
Liturgy and Discipleship: Preparing Worship that Inspires and Transforms
SOT/Sem Contributors: Wendy Cichanski Caduff, Mary A. Ehle, Timothy A. Johnston, John T. Kyler, Anne Y. Koester, and Danielle A. Noe
Available July 2020
This pastoral resource provides trust-worthy and practical ideas for preparing the liturgy by integrating the needs of the world in an appropriate way. The ideas adhere to liturgical norms and Catholic Social Teaching and explore the many options provided in the ritual texts.
Prayer Services for Times of Need
SOT/Sem Contributors: Paul Colloton, Mary A. Ehle, J. Michael Joncas, John T. Kyler, Andrew Mountin, Jena Thurow-Mountin
Available September 2020
This resource provides a collection of prayer services written for particular social needs such as racism, natural disasters, gun violence, threats against human life and dignity, and sexual assault. The prayer services take the form of a Liturgy of the Word and include original prayer texts, intercessions, music suggestions, and Scripture recommendations.
Find more student and faculty writings at https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/sot/