So Why Do We Do This?
Understanding the Why and How of the Mass

Most Catholics know the prayers and movements of the Mass, but many of us can’t really explain why we do the things we do in the Mass. We don’t remember what the gestures and prayers are all about and can become so entrenched in the ritual aspect of the Mass that we no longer recognize the miracle taking place right before our eyes.

With So Why Do We Do This? participants learn:

  • how the Mass came about,
  • why it is different from other religious “services,”
  • the significance of each element of the Mass,
  • how each of us are active participants in the Mass, and
  • more about the life-changing impact of receiving the Eucharist.

Free download for users - passages impacted by new Liturgical texts.

24 Page Participant Workbook … CEI:SOP-P, New Reduced price: $5.95 ea.

Leader's Guide for So Why Do We Do This?

Great sacramental preparation for the parents of first communicants!

Leader’s Guides provide everything you need to run the session:

  • detailed guidelines for conducting sessions,
  • a bulleted outline of the entire presentation for quick and effective facilitation of the workbook material,
  • overheads and a Power Point presentation for engaging presentations,
  • discussion guidelines to encourage participant interaction
  • sample public service announcements, press releases, and letters
  • reproducible materials to effectively promote the session:
    • flyers
    • advertisements
    • invitations

Free download for users - passages impacted by new Liturgical texts.

Leader’s Guide (3 ring binder & CD) … CEISOL-P, New reduced price: $25.95

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Living Water
Understanding the Gift of New Life through Baptism

Not many of us consider our baptismal “birthday” as the most significant day in our lives. Yet what could be more important than receiving the sacrament that Jesus said was necessary for our salvation?

Many of us have been baptized without ever coming to understand its reality and meaning, and we, in turn, baptize our children with our eyes still veiled to the eternal significance of this important sacrament.

In Living Water participants learn:

  • the origin, purpose, and significance of the sacrament of Baptism,
  • how this holy sacrament was instituted by Jesus as the means through which we are incorporated into his family, the Church,
  • about the permanent effect that Baptism has upon our souls, and how it heals us of sin and empowers us to live a Christian life, and
  • review the Rite of Baptism itself, and consider the deeper meaning of the words, symbols, and gestures.

25 Page Participant Workbook … CEI:LWP-P, New Reduced price: $5.95 ea.

Leader’s Guide for Living Water

Great for Baptismal sacramental preparation!

Leader’s Guides provide everything you need to run the session:

  • detailed guidelines for conducting sessions,
  • a bulleted outline of the entire presentation for quick and effective facilitation of the workbook material,
  • overheads and a Power Point presentation for engaging presentations,
  • discussion guidelines to encourage participant interaction
  • sample public service announcements, press releases, and letters
  • reproducible materials to effectively promote the session:
    • flyers
    • advertisements
    • invitations

Leader’s Guide (3 ring binder & CD) … CEI:LWL-P, New reduced price: $25.95

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Forgiven
Understanding the Healing Power of Confession

None of us like to admit our faults. It's much easier to make excuses for our failings or simply deny them. Yet excuses and denials do not make our failings go away, rather they distance us further from those we have injured and most importantly from God. God understands our natural human tendencies and never wants us to be separated from us. That is why he has given his people specific ways to repent from sin. Jesus instituted the sacrament of confession so that we can experience God's abundant mercy and restore our relationship with him.

With Forgiven, participants learn:

  • how sin entered the world through Adam and Eve,
  • God has always wanted us to accept responsibility for our mistakes,
  • the Old and New Testament shows how God has given his people specific rituals to confess and repent from sin,
  • why Jesus gave Peter the power to bind and loose sin on earth,
  • the power of confessing our sins, and
  • how to prepare for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

24 Page Participant Workbook … CE:FP-P, New Reduced price: $5.95 ea.

Leader’s Guide for Forgiven

Great sacramental preparation for the parents of children preparing to receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation!

Leader’s Guides provide everything you need to run the session:

  • detailed guidelines for conducting sessions,
  • a bulleted outline of the entire presentation for quick and effective facilitation of the workbook material,
  • overheads and a Power Point presentation for engaging presentations,
  • discussion guidelines to encourage participant interaction
  • sample public service announcements, press releases, and letters
  • reproducible materials to effectively promote the session:
    • flyers
    • advertisements
    • invitations

Leader’s Guide (3 ring binder & CD) … CEI:FL-P, New reduced price: $25.95

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Today’s Disciples
The Essential Role of the Laity in the Church

Never before in the history of the Church has the essential role of the layperson been so dramatically emphasized as it is now. Particularly since Vatican II, the Church has called for a renewal in the life and role of the laity. Yet, for many of us we don’t understand what that means.

To be able to fulfill our important role in the Church, we must more clearly understand the Church’s teaching on laity. We must recognize that the lay state is indeed a “vocation” and integral to the mission of the Church.

With Today’s Disciples participants learn:

  • the lay state is a “vocation” derived from our Baptism
  • the role of the laity is essential in accomplishing the mission of the Church
  • laypeople are called to engage in the affairs of the world and direct them according to God’s will,
  • the unique capability that laypeople have to bring Christ’s divine message of salvation to every aspect of life, and
  • how to discern one’s calling.

25 Page Participant Workbook … CE:TDP-P, New Reduced price: $5.95 ea.

Leader’s Guide for Today’s Disciples

Leader’s Guides provide everything you need to run the session:

  • detailed guidelines for conducting sessions,
  • a bulleted outline of the entire presentation for quick and effective facilitation of the workbook material,
  • overheads and a Power Point presentation for engaging presentations,
  • discussion guidelines to encourage participant interaction
  • sample public service announcements, press releases, and letters
  • reproducible materials to effectively promote the session:
    • flyers
    • advertisements
    • invitations

Leader’s Guide (3 ring binder & CD) … CE:TDL-P, New reduced price: $25.95

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Mary, Our Mother and Guide
Understanding Mary's Role in Salvation History, the Church, and Our Lives Today

For Catholics, Mary comes to us in much the same way our own mothers do. She is part of the family and there is a natural bond there. Yet many of us don't fully understand her role in the family. Some people think that having deep emotional attachment to Mary is all there should be. Others never develop much of a relationship with her and struggle when they are greeted with the hostility surrounding Mary outside the Catholic Church and are unable to explain our devotion to Mary. These misconceptions keep us from more fully knowing and learning from Mary who, like no other, can show us how to more fully know her son Jesus and be faithful children of God.

With Mary, Our Mother and Guide, participants will learn:

  • what Scripture and Tradition have the say about Mary,
  • who she is for us and how she points us to her Son,
  • how Mary is related to us in the Body of Christ,
  • how we can deepen our relationship with her as we deepen our relationship with God and his Holy Church, and
  • how Mary shows us how to be better disciples of Jesus Christ.

29 Page Participant Workbook … CE:MP-P, New Reduced price: $5.95 ea.

Leader’s Guide for Mary and Mother Guide
Leader’s Guides provide everything you need to run the session:

  • detailed guidelines for conducting sessions,
  • a bulleted outline of the entire presentation for quick and effective facilitation of the workbook material,
  • overheads and a Power Point presentation for engaging presentations,
  • discussion guidelines to encourage participant interaction
  • sample public service announcements, press releases, and letters
  • reproducible materials to effectively promote the session:
    • flyers
    • advertisements
    • invitations

Leader’s Guide (3 ring binder & CD) … CEI:ML-P, New reduced price: $25.95

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Sez Who?
Why Church Authority Established by Jesus Is So Important to Us Today

We live in a time marked by a crisis in authority that has been seen in scandals in every spectrum of society: the family, government, business, and even the Church. As a result, people are often highly suspicious of authority and many Catholics struggle to place themselves with trust under the authority of the Church.

In Sez Who? we learn that God promised to be with us always and established the authority of the Church so that we can know him, and live in happiness and peace now and in eternity. The infallibility of the Church relies entirely upon God’s own holiness and integrity, not on the holiness and personal integrity of the Church’s members. Therefore, it can always be trusted.

With Sez Who? participants learn:

  • about the Christian concept of authority and truth,
  • why Jesus established the authority of the Church and guides her by the Holy Spirit,
  • how Church doctrines are not intended to constrict or burden us, rather help us to know and live the truth according to God’s will,
  • when and how the Church speaks infallibly, and
  • how lay people are called to be informed and mindful, not mindless regarding Church teachings.

29 Page Participant Workbook … CE:SWP-P, New Reduced price: $5.95 ea.

Leader’s Guide for Sez Who?

Leader’s Guides provide everything you need to run the session:

  • detailed guidelines for conducting sessions,
  • a bulleted outline of the entire presentation for quick and effective facilitation of the workbook material,
  • overheads and a Power Point presentation for engaging presentations,
  • discussion guidelines to encourage participant interaction
  • sample public service announcements, press releases, and letters
  • reproducible materials to effectively promote the session:
    • flyers
    • advertisements
    • invitations

Leader’s Guide (3 ring binder & CD) … CE:SWL-P, New reduced price: $25.95