Liturgy Resources

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Second Vatican Council, The Rites of the Catholic Church, Volume I. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, A Pueblo Book, 1990. 

Second Vatican Council, The Rites of the Catholic Church, Volume II. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, A Pueblo Book, 1991. 

The Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource. Volumes I and II, 3rd Edition. Liturgy Training Publications, 2000. 

ICEL. Documents on the Liturgy 1963-1979. The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 56321. 1982. 
Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Lectionary for Mass: Introduction (found in The Liturgy Documents, Volume I and at the beginning of the new Lectionary)

The General Instructions of the Roman Missal

For Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:

A Ritual for Laypersons: Rites for Holy Communion and the Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying (Liturgical Press)

Communion of the Sick (Liturgical Press)

Champlin, Joseph M.:  The Breaking Of The Bread: An Updated Handbook For Extraordinary Ministers Of Holy Communion 

Champlin, Joseph M.: Communion of the Sick

Gaillardetz, Richard R.: Broken and Poured Out: A Spirituality for Eucharistic Ministers

Kwatera, Michael: The Ministry of Communion (Collegeville Ministry Series) 

Turner, Paul & Kenneth A. Riley:  Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Liturgical Ministry Series)

For Readers:

A Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers (Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications, annual)

Manual para Proclamadores de la palabra (Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications, annual)

Bonneau, Normand, The Sunday Lectionary: Ritual Word, Paschal Shape (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998)

Connell, Martin, Guide to the Revised Lectionary (Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications, 1998)

Myers, Susan, Pronunciation Guide to the New Lectionary (Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications,

Rosser, Alfred, A Well-Trained Tongue: Formation in the Ministry of Reader (Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications, 1996)

Wallace, James, Lectors (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press)

Wallace, James, Lectores (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press)



Some interesting apps that may assist Liturgical Ministers in their service to the Church:

  • iBreviary
  • iMissal
  • Laudate 
  • USA Catholic Church (USCCB)
  • The Pope App (Vatican News Service)
  • The Catholic Directory
  • Daily Readings (T. Lopez)
  • EWTN
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