|#7700 The Catholics Handbook of Child Growth, Development & Learning
The Catholic Handbook is designed to help parents and professionals intentionally
nurture children to their fullest potential, not only as children, but also as
children of God. As you reference this publication, you will be drawn to read the
Gospel stories that illustrate how Christ’s expressed characteristics of human
development while on earth.
You will also see how common everyday routines can serve as opportunities to
support and challenge a child’s development, enabling the child to realize his
value as a gifted child of the Father. Most important of all, you will come to
recognize the critical role and responsibility given to you by God, to intentionally
nurture and support His children into a Kingdom-awareness now. $20.00 each
|featuring illustrations of the sculptures of Timothy Schmultz
|# 7740 Renewing the Renewal: A Firestorm in the Catholic Church
The following excerpt is taken from the forward of
Renewing the Renewal: A Firestorm in the Catholic Church
In his Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte (2001), written at the start of
the new millennium, John Paul II challenged the entire Church, to “put out
into the deep.” He did not address his call to any one particular movement or
group within the Church. Rather, he directed his challenge to all movements,
all groups, and all people in the Church. This fact has great significance for all
Catholics and even greater significance for those involved in renewal
movements such as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. As we read his
Apostolic Letter, we realize at once that his broad-based challenge requires us
to respond to his call both individually and as a renewal movement.
When John Paul II (2001) challenged the Church to go out into the deep, he
specifically advised parishes to design new pastoral initiatives that would be
rooted in “adapted to the circumstances of each community.” He further
counseled that the content of any new pastoral initiatives should be focused on
transforming parishes into schools of holiness, schools of prayer, and schools of
communion, with emphasis and proclaiming the Word of God to others.
As we ponder the call of the Holy Father to put out into the deep, we are faced with many unknowns. The
moment we say, “Yes Lord, I will put out into the deep to catch souls for your Kingdom.” our dilemma will most
likely be focused on how to get out into the deep, what kind of nets to cast, and once there, where to cast them.
Renewing the Renewal: A Firestorm in the Catholic Church challenges individual Catholics, prayer groups, and
renewal leaders to put out into the deep—the mainstream of the Catholic Church and once there, to design,
produce and cast nets into the deep waters of parish life in order to catch Catholic souls for Christ.
Renewing the Renewal inspires, energizes, and compels those who are living in the Spirit to go as missionaries
into the deep—the mainstream of the Catholic Church as it illustrates reasonable plans, attainable goals, and
doable methods for how to go into the deep so that the nets we cast ensure a bountiful catch for Christ. Real-
life stories lead the way giving step-by-step guidelines and examples of what to do and how to do it. Each
chapter includes questions or exercises that encourage prayer and reflection and lead individuals, prayer groups,
and renewal movements to take action steps leading to renewal of the mainstream Catholic Church.
Renewing the Renewal is a book of hope, enthusiasm, excitement, and anticipation of how the Holy Spirit will
use us individually and use our Renewal Movement to revive, replenish, repair, revitalize, rekindle, rejuvenate,
and regenerate the Church. In the process, each of us will be renewed, and so will our prayer groups and
Renewal Movement at both the diocesan and national level.
We must put out into the deep. It is time for us to go! If we dare to venture out into the mainstream of the
Church, we will see God’s love and mercy, and His miracles at work in places we never thought possible.
Imagine the firestorm that will let loose on the earth should John Paul II’s vision for renewing the Church
become a reality! $7.00 each
|#7770 Charisms of the Holy Spirit:
Tools For The New Evangelization
Charisms of the Holy Spirit is a resource, reference, and spiritual growth
publication which includes the Charism Inventory for Catholics with 100
question inventory, answer form, and answer key. The book also contains a
detailed description of twenty charisms which can be used for discernment and
sharing. The book provides detailed information about each charism by
describing: What is it? When does it? What could a parish/community do to
call it forth and/or support it? And the following: Scripture Passages; Caution
You Are About To Enter The No Sin Zone; Evangelization Team Notes; Author's
Notes; Witness; Discussion Questions. This book provides parishes and
communities the tools needed for the evangelization challenges facing the
Church today. $10.00 each
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