Annotated Bibliography

SECTION ONE:

Architecture & Art
Catechesis & Formation
          General
          Liturgical
Financing Building, Renovation & Preservation Projects
Liturgical Books & Documents
Liturgical Environment
Liturgy - General
Rites (Liturgical Celebrations)
Ritual Objects

SECTION TWO:

Resources for Diocesan/Parish Liturgy Committees

SECTION THREE:

Resources for Art & Environment Committees

SECTION FOUR:

Resources for Building Committees

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SECTION ONE:

Architecture & Art

Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.   Consecrated for Worship: A Directory on Church Building.  London: Catholic Truth Service, 2006.  ISBN 1-86082-384-X.

_____. The Parish Church: Principles of Liturgical Design and Reordering.  London: Catholic Truth Service, 1984. 

Block, Jennie Weiss.  Copious Hosting: A Theology of Access for People with Disabilities.  New York: Continuum, 2002.  ISBN 0826413498.  The author provides an overview of the history and philosophy of the disability movement and offers scriptural and theological resources for thinking and preaching about disability.  Powell's

Buscemi, John.  Places for Devotion.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN 0929650689.  Meeting House Essay #4.  John Buscemi looks at the relationship of liturgy to devotion, iconoclasm v. reimaging, and the aesthetics underlying the place for liturgy and places for devotion.  Powell's

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Our Place of Worship.  Ottawa, Canada:  CCCB Publications Services, 1999.  This resource offers a process which a community may follow in developing its worship space.

Crosbie, Michael.  Houses of God: Religious Architecture for a New Millenium.  Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd., 2007.  This is a collection of recent neo-baroque religious structures; photos, site and floor plans, and elevations are included.  Hardcover: ISBN 10: 1920744975; ISBN 13:978-1920744977.

Crowley, Eileen D.  Liturgical Art for a Media Culture (American Essays in Liturgy)  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-8146-2968-0.  The author addresses the use of media and technology in liturgical settings.

Davie, Ann Rose.  That all may worship: An interfaith welcome to persons with disabilities.  Washington, DC: The National Organization on Disability (now the National Catholic Partnership on Disability), 1994.  ASIN: B0006PFWC.  Currently out of print.

Dawtry, Anne and Christopher Irvine.  Art and Worship.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2003.  ISBN 0814660266.  The authors explore the relationship between religion and the visual arts, and offers advice on commissioning works of art and how to place them.  Powell's

DeMott, Nancy, Tim Shapiro and Brent Bill.  Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and Message.  Herndon, VA: The Alban Institute, 2007.  ISBN 978-1566993456.  Written by staff members of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, this book offers a comprehensive and systematic approach to building and renovating churches.

DeSanctis, Michael E. and Donald W. Trautman.  Building from Belief: Advance, Retreat, and Compromise in the Remaking of Catholic Church Architecture.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2002.  ISBN 0814627552.  Today’s climate of church architecture in the U.S. is described.  The book is intended as a primer for parish building or renovation committees.  Powell's

DeSanctis, Michael E.  Renewing the City of God.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN 0929650697.  Meeting House Essay #5.  DeSanctis addresses “the faith and the fabric” of Catholic architecture since the Second Vatican Council.

Egan, M. David.  Architectural Acoustics (J. Ross Publishing Classics) Fort Lauderdale, Florida: J. Ross Publishing, 2007.  ISBN 978-1932159783.  Featuring more than 540 illustrations, the author explains basic acoustic engineering principles.

FDLC.  Liturgical Consultants for Worship Space.  Washington, DC: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  Item #44820.

FDLC Liturgical Arts Committee.  Choosing a Liturgical Consultant.  Washington, DC: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  Item #445400.

Fleisher, Dennis, et al. Acoustics for Liturgy: Meeting House Essay #2. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1991. ISBN 0929650530. Originally conceived and inspried by the editorial board of The Hymn, the journal of the Hymn Society, under the leadership of Paul Westermeyer, this collectin of essays offers good reasons and helpful advice for improving the acoustics for the assembly's soung.  The essays are authored by Dennis Fleisher (an acoustician), Edward Sövik (an architect), Austin Lovelace (a musician), George Taylor (an organ builder), Walter Bauman (a theologian), and Terry Boggs (a pastor).

Gibbons, Robin.  House of God, House of the People of God.  London: SPCK Publishing, 2006.  ISBN-10: 0281057621; ISBN-13: 978-0281057627.  The author explores liturgical space, addressing the underlying theology, how ideas of the church affect the use of space, the altar, the place of the word, the place of Initiation, presiding at worship, and personal devotion and practice. Available from SPCK Publishing.

Giles, Richard.  Re-pitching the Tent: Reordering the Church Building for Worship and Mission (revised and expanded).  Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2004; distributed by The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN.  ISBN FD0 8146-2709-9; FD978-0-8146-2709-9.  Giles offers a practical companion to the process of reordering and furnishing places of worship.  Powell's

Hall, Sarah.   The Color of Light: Commissioning Stained Glass for a Church.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1999.  ISBN 1568543115.  This book is a guide to stained glass in a church building, which included 90 full-color photographs.

Irish Episcopal Commission for Liturgy.  The Place of Worship: Pastoral Directory on the Building and Reordering of Churches.  Dublin: Veritas, 1994.  Contact: The Department of Worship, Pastoral Renewal & Faith Development of the Irish Bishops' Conference.

Jones-Frank, Michael.  Iconography and Liturgy.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1994.  ISBN 156854006X.  Meeting House Essay #6.  This essay explores the relationship between liturgy and the church’s tradition of visual imagery.

Kantor, Daniel.  Graphic Design and Religion: A Call for Renewal.  Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc. 2007.  ISBN 978-1-57999-662-8.  This book concerns the need for increased awareness of graphic design within religion and as an essential component of authentic religious hospitality.

Kapikian, Catherine and Kathy Black.  Art in Service of the Sacred .  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006.  The authors call for congregations to give serious consideration to the role of visual art in worship and in church life.  DVD of photographs included.  ISBN 10: 0687358639; ISBN 13: 978-0687358632.

Kieckhefer, Richard.  Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.  ISBN 0195154665.  Kieckhefer discusses the meanings and uses of church architecture for today by drawing upon examples from the church’s tradition.  Powell's

Kuehn, Regina.  A Place for Baptism .  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1992.  ISBN-10: 092965000-X; ISBN-13: 978-0929650005.  Regina Kuehn looks at historical and contemporary types of baptismal fonts and comments on how to build a font and where it may be located.

Life of Jesus in Icons: From the Bible of Tbilisi with Commentary by Francis J. Moloney, SDB.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8146-3237-6.  Thirty icons from the Cathedral Chuch of Mary of the Assumption in Tbilisi, Georgia, in Eastern Europe, are reproduced in this book together with relevant biblical texts and a commentary by Francis J. Moloney, SDB.

Long, Marshall.  Architectural Acoustics (Applications of Modern Acoustics) Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2005.  ISBN 978-0124555518.  A comprehensive guide to the basics of acoustical science and its applications to architectural design.

Mauck, Marchita B.  Places for Worship: A Guide to Building and Renovating.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1995.  ISBN 0814622836.  Liturgical consultant Marchita Mauck provides practical advice and discusses procedures for the process of building or renovating a worship space.  Powell's

Mauck, Marchita.  Shaping a House for the Church.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1989.  ISBN 0929650069.  This book is written for all who are involved in the design or renovation of places for worship.  It concerns questions about how the rites of the assembly shape the house for the church.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability.  Opening Doors to People with Disabilities, which is available from the NCPD.  See especially Chapter Two, Sect. A. 1., "Creating a Universally Designed Ministry." 

Norman, Edward.  House of God: Church Architecture, Style and History  New York: Thames and Hudson, 2005.  The author surveys 2000 years of church architecture -- its styles and history.  ISBN 10: 050028556X; ISBN 13: 978-0500285565.

Overbeck, T. Jerome.  Ancient Fonts, Modern Lessons (Meeting House Essays) Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  ISBN 1568540914.  Meeting House Essay #9.  This essay looks at ancient baptismal fonts of North Africa and southern Europe and consider the lessons these fonts hold for celebrating baptism today.

Penton, John.  Widening the Eye of the Needle (Conservation & Mission).  London, Church House Publishing: 2001 (2nd ed.).  ISBN-10: 0715175890; ISBN-13: 978-0715175897.

Perry, Lawrence G., ed. Building Owners and Managers Association International's Ada Compliance Guidebook: A Checklist for Your Building.  Washington, DC: BOMA International, 1992.  ISBN-10: 094313000X; ISBN-13: 978-0943130002.  Contact: BOMA International

Rambusch, Viggo Bech.  Lighting the Liturgy.   Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1994.  ISBN 1568540612.  Meeting House Essay #7.  The author examines the task of lighting the liturgy.

Richardson, Phyllis.  Arquitectura Para El Espiritu   Blume, 2005.  ISBN 10: 8498010098; ISBN 13: 978-8498010091.

_____.  New Sacred Architecture.  London: Laurence King Publishing, 2004.  ISBN 10: 1856693848; ISBN 13: 978-1856693844.

_____.  New Spiritual Architecture.  New York: Abbeville Press, 2004.  ISBN-10: 0789208350; ISBN-13: 978-0789208354.  The author examines approaches that contemporary architects have taken with respect to religious or meditative spaces.

Riley, George R.  Sound Systems: A Guide to Better Sound in Your Parish.  Portland, OR: The Pastoral Press, 1994.  ISBN 1569290172.  George Riley offers a resource for parishes purchasing a new system, upgrading an existing system or just desiring to make better use of equipment already available.   

Rouet, Albert.  Liturgy and the Arts.  Trans. Paul Philibert.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997.  ISBN 081462393X.  Bishop Albert Rouet of the Diocese of Poitiers (France) focuses on the purpose of worship and why the arts are an essential part of good liturgy.  Powell's

Runkle, John Ander, ed. Searching for Sacred Space: Essays on Architecture and Liturgical Design in the Episcopal Church.  New York: Church Publishing, Inc.  ISBN 978-0898693713

Seasoltz, R. Kevin.  Sense Of The Sacred: Theological Foundations Of Christian Architecture And ArtNew York, NY: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005.  Hardcover: ISBN-10: 0826416977; ISBN-13: 978-0826416971.  Paperback: ISBN-10: 0826417019; ISBN-13: 9780826417015.  Kevin Seasoltz explores the theological foundations of Christian architecture from the Early Church to the present.  Powell's

Smart, Graham.  A Glimpse of Heaven: The Catholic Churches of Britain (Studies in Language and Communication)English Heritage, 2007.  ISBN-10: 1850749701; ISBN-13: 978-1850749707.  This book celebrates the beauty and history of more than 100 of the finest Roman Catholic churches and cathedrals in England and Wales.

Smith, Peter.  Cherubim of Gold: Building Materials and Aesthetics.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN 0929650824.  Meeting House Essay #3.  The author looks at the reasons for using classic, natural materials in the building of churches, and describes the technical and aesthetic qualities of a few of these materials. 

Stehle, Thomas V. Worship Space: An Annotated Bibliography.  Washington, DC: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  Item #44740.  Contact the FDLC

Stroik, Christopher.  Path, Portal, Path: Architecture for the Rites.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1999.  ISBN 1568542437.  Architect Christopher Stroik considers Roman Catholic ritual architecture by placing the geography of the rites in dialogue with architecture.

Torgerson, Mark A.  An Architecture of Immanence: Architecture for Worship and Ministry Today (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies).  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2007.  The author looks at the influence of modern architecture on the construction of new church spaces.  ISBN 10:08028329091; ISBN 13:978-00802832092. 

Vosko, Richard S.  God's House Is Our House: Re-imagining the Environment for Worship .  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2006.    ISBN-10: 0814630146; ISBN-13: 978-0814630143.   A book by designer and consultant for worship space, Richard Vosko, intended for faith communities and design professionals.  The author provides a theoretical foundational for building or renovating a worship space and considers some of the questions and diverse opinions about worship spaces for today.  Powell's 

Vosko, Richard.  Designing Future Worship Spaces.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1996.  ISBN 1568541279.  Meeting House Essay #8.  Richard Vosko considers contemporary worship and the implications for designing, constructing and furnishing church buildings for the future.

White, James F. and Susan J. White.  Church Architecture: Building and Renovating for Christian Worship.  White Sulphur Springs, WV: Order of Saint Luke Publications, 1998.  ISBN 1878009346.  Written from an ecumenical perspective, the authors offer a guidebook to help pastoral leaders, building committee members, and architects plan the best use of space for worship. Powell's

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Catechesis & Formation

            General

The Catechetical Documents: A Parish Resource .  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1996.  ISBN-10: 1568541139; ISBN-13: 978-1568541136.  This volume includes the following documents, along with a brief overview of many of them written by a scholar in the field: General Catechetical Directory (1971); To Teach as Jesus Did: A Pastoral Message on Catholic Education (1972); Basic Teachings for Catholic Religious Education (1973); On Evangelization in the Modern World (1975); Sharing the Light of Faith: National Catechetical Directory (1978); On Catechesis in our Time (1979); Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (1988) – Overview and Introduction only; The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis: Maturing in Faith (1986); The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School (1988); Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community (1990); Guidelines for Doctrinally Sound Catechetical Materials (1990); Guide for Catechists (1993); The Cathechism of the Catholic Church (1994) – Introduction only.

Opening Doors of Welcome and Justice to Parishioners with Disabilities: A Parish Resource Guide.  Washington, DC: USCCB.  ISBN 1574556045. 

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.  Washington, DC: USCCB, 1999.  ISBN 1574552996.  Contact USCCB Publishing

 
           Liturgical

Bernstein, Eleanor, ed. Liturgical Gestures, Words, Objects.  Notre Dame, IN: Center for Pastoral Liturgy, 1995.  A collection of reflections chosen from issues of Assembly, a publication of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.   

Hoffman, Lawrence.  Sacred Places and the Pilgrimage of Life.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1991.  ISBN 0929650492.  Meeting House Essay #1.  Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman reflects on sacred places from various religious traditions and what they tell us about God and our humanity.

Huck, Gabe and Gerald T. Chinchar.  Liturgy with Style and Grace (revised edition).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  ISBN 1568541864.  This book contains articles that cover the Mass, the sacraments, and the seasons of the Church’s year.  Also available in Spanish.  Powell's

Hughes, Kathleen.  Saying Amen: A Mystagogy of Sacrament.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1999.  ISBN 1-56854-239-9.   Kathleen Hughes probes actual experiences of the sacramental rites and through this approach, she explores the meaning of the rites.  Powell's

Koester, Anne Y.  Sunday Mass: Our Role and Why It MattersCollegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.  ISBN978-0-8146-3163-8.  This book "presents new perspectives on the eucharistic celebration in a way that teaches us to fully engage in the Mass each week...and to share our faith with others as we 'go to love and serve the Lord.'"

Mitchell, Nathan, ed.  Meditations on Eucharist: Table, Bread and Cup.  Notre Dame, IN: Center for Pastoral Liturgy, 2000.  ISBN 0-9700709-0-x.  A collection of reflections chosen from issues of Assembly, a publication of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.

Ostdiek, Gilbert.  Catechesis for Liturgy: A Program for Parish Involvement .  Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 1986.  ISBN 0-912405-23-6.  The author suggests a method for catechizing adults about and for liturgy.

Stehle, Thomas V.  Environment for Catholic Worship.  Washington, DC: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.  Item #44780.  Contact the FDLC.

Searle, Mark.  Liturgy Made Simple.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1981.  ISBN 0814612210.  Mark Searle offers an understandable overview of Sunday liturgy and suggests questions that parish liturgy committees and adult formation groups would find helpful for guiding discussions.  Powell's

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Financing Building, Renovation and Preservation Projects

Dean, Peggy Powell and Susanna Jones.  The Complete guide to capital campaigns for historic churches and synagogues .  Philadelphia: Partners for Sacred Places, 1991.  ASIN: B0006DIXCS

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Liturgical Books & Documents

Book of Blessings.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1989.  ISBN 0814618758.  Powell's

Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers.  Washington, DC: USCCB Publications, 1988.  ISBN 1555862926.  Powell's

Introduction to Order of Mass (Pastoral Liturgy)Washington, DC: USCCB Publications, 2003.  ISBN 1-57455-544-8.  Powell's

Los Documentos Liturgicos: UN Recurso Pastoral  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN 978-1-56854-089-4.  Los documentos litúrgicos en este volumen son: Constitución sobre la Sagrada Liturgia, Instrucción General para el uso del Misal Romano, Ordenación de las Lecturas de la Misa, Normas Universales sobre el Año Litúrgica Hoy, La Ambientación y el Arte en el Culto Católico, La inculturación de la liturgia en un ambiente hispano.

Moore, Gerard.  Understanding the General Instruction of the Roman Missal  Paulist Press, 2007.  ISBN 13: 978-0809144525.  The author explores the theological foundations of the GIRM. 

Order of Christian Funerals. Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  ISBN-10: 0889972354; ISBN-13: 978-0889972353.

Order of Christian Funerals Full Rite.  Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, 2007.  ISBN-10: 0860124371; ISBN-13: 978-0860124375.

Phan, Peter C.  The Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines--A Commentary  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2005.  ISBN 10: 0814628931; ISBN 13: 978-0814628935.  Phan summarizes the Directory on Popular Piety, noting strengths and weaknesses of the document and suggesting ways to implement devotional practices in faith communities in the U.S.

Rite of Baptism for Children. Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  ISBN-10: 0889972117; ISBN-13: 978-0889972117.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  Approved for use in England and Wales.  Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004.  ISBN-10: 0860123723; ISBN-13: 978-0860123729.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  Approved for use in Canada.  ISBN-10: 0889971722; ISBN-13: 978 -0889971721.

Rito De LA Iniciacion Cristiana De Adultos: Edicion De RitualCollegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.  ISBN 978-08146-20847.

Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource (Liturgy Documents), 4th edition.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2004.  ISBN 1-56854-468-5.  This volume includes the following:  Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (1963); General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2002); Lectionary for Mass: Introduction (1981, 1998); General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar (1969); Christian Initiation, General Introduction (1969, 1974); Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Introduction (1972; emended: 1974; U.S. adaptation 1988); National Statutes for the Catechumenate (1986); Order of Christian Funerals: General Introduction (1985, 1989); Directory for Masses with Children (1973); Ceremonial of Bishops (1984, excerpts); Music in Catholic Worship (1972, 1982); Liturgical Music Today (1982); Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Homily in the Sunday Assembly (1982); Built of Living Stones (2000); Norms for the Celebration and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America (2001).  Powell's

The Liturgy Documents : A Parish Resource, Vol. 2.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, (1999).  ISBN 1-56854-245-3.  This volume includes the following documents, along with a brief overview of many of them written by a liturgical scholar:  Dies domini: On Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy (1998); Paschale solemnitatis: On Preparing and Celebrating the Paschal Feasts (1988); Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism (excerpts, 1993); Inculturation and the Roman Liturgy: Fourth Instruction for the Right Application of the Conciliar Constitution on the Liturgy, nn. 37-40 (1994); God’s Mercy Endures Forever: Guidelines on the Presentation of Jews and Judaism in Catholic Preaching (1988); Plenty Good Room: The Spirit and Truth of African American Worship (1990); Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (1995); Comme le prévoit: On the Translation of Liturgical Texts for Celebrations with a Congregation (1969); To Speak as a Christian Community: Pastoral Message on Inclusive Language (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops,1989); Criteria for the Evaluation of Inclusive Language Translations of Scriptural Texts Proposed for Liturgical Use (U.S. Bishops, 1990); General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours (1971); Dedication of a Church and an Altar (excerpts, 1989); Book of Blessings, General Introduction (1989).  Powell's

Rites of the Catholic Church, 3rd edition.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1990.  ISBN-10: 8146-6015-0; ISBN-13: 978-0-8146-6015-7.  This study edition includes the approved texts for the following: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (including the U.S. Bishops’ National Statutes for the Catechumenate); Rite of Baptism for Children; Rite of Confirmation; Rite of Penance; Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass; Rite of Blessing of Oils. Rite of Consecrating the Chrism; Rite of Marriage; Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum; Order of Christian Funerals. 

Rites of the Catholic Church (Rites of the Catholic Church, Vol. 2), 2nd edition.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1991.  ISBN FD0-8146-6037-1; FD978-0-8146-6037-9.  This study edition includes the approved texts for the following:  Ordination of Deacons, Priests, and Bishops; Institution of Ministers and the Blessing of Persons; Blessings of Objects and Blessings.

Thiron, Rita.  Preparing Parish Liturgies: A Guide to Resources.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.  ISBN FD0-8146-2980-6; FD978-0-8146-2980-2.  Rita Thiron offers historical background and outlines of the Catholic Church’s major liturgical books and documents, along with practical tools for preparing parish liturgies.

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Liturgical Environment

Boyer, Mark G.  The Liturgical Environment: What the Documents Say, Second Edition, 2nd edition.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.  ISBN ISBN-10: 0-8146-3027-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-814630273.  Mark Boyer considers the various Roman Catholic Church documents that concern the liturgical environment.

Chinn, Nancy.  Spaces for Spirit: Adorning the Church.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  ISBN 1568542429.  Nancy Chinn is a painter and textile artist.  In this book she explores art for worship; among her topics are the practicalities of design to making great art for worship to forming an arts committee. 

Hardiman, Pamela and Josephine Niemann.  Raise the Banners High!: Making and Using Processional Banners.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN 1568543689.  The authors offer suggestions for designs of banners and practical instructions for making and using processional banners. Powell's

Mazar, Peter.  To Crown the Year: Decorating the Church Through the Seasons.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1995.  ISBN 1568540418.  This book is a practical guide to decorating worship spaces for each season of the church year and for the months of ordinary time.

Mazar, Peter.  School Year Church Year: Customs and Decorations for the Classroom.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001.  ISBN 1568542402.  Peter Mazar provides suggestions for decorating a classroom that will form and catechize students in biblical and liturgical images.

McNorgan, David. Preparing the Environment for Worship (Preparing for Liturgy).  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Novalis), 1997.  ISBN 10: 081462443X; ISBN 13: 978-0814624432.

Philippart, David, ed.  Clothed in Glory: Vesting the Church.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN 1568541872.  This is a collection of photos and essays about the Church’s textiles for people, the altar, and the church building.  The book includes advice on commissioning artists and information about linens and textile care.

Zimmerman, Joyce Ann.  The Ministry of Liturgical Environment.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.  ISBN FD0-8146-2705-6; FD978-0-8146-2878-2.  A practical guide for those responsible for preparing the worship environment.  Powell's

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Liturgy – General

Chupungco, Anscar J.  Inculturacion Liturgica: Sacramentales, Religiosidad Y Catequesis  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-8146-4178-1.  Revisión de los diferentes términos técnicos que expresan la relación entre liturgia y cultura, que se traducen en una reflexión sobre la manera de lograr que la liturgia se mantenga viva y adecuada a nuestro tiempo.

Foley, Edward.  From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist (Revised and Expanded Edition). Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2008.  ISBN 978-0-8146-3078-5.  The author explores in an accessible fashion the history of Christian liturgy from the first century to present day.  He approaches this history by looking at architecture, music, vessels, and liturgical books.

Francis, Mark R.  Shape a Circle Ever Wider: Liturgical Inculturation in the United States.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2000.  ISBN 1-56854-277-1.  Powell's

Ryan, G. Thomas.  The Sacristy Manual.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN 0929650921.  This manual includes lists to help with set up for a variety of liturgies and summaries of the documentation concerning the arrangement of the worship space. 

Ryan, G. Thomas.  Manual De LA Sacristia  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN 978-84-95042-37-8.  No sólo contiene listas que le ayudarán con los preparativos para la liturgia, sino que es también una visita preparada al interior de una iglesia: su entrada, el altar, el ambón, el presbiterio, la fuente bautismal, sus relicarios y más.  Aste libro debe estar en toda sacristía, y en la biblioteca de todo sacristán, párroco, diácono, y ministro de la liturgia.

Smolarski, Dennis C.  Q&A: The Mass (Q&A).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN 1568543581.  This is a collection of the popular Q&A columns pertaining to the Mass, which Dennis Smolarski wrote for Rite magazine.

_____.  Q&A: Seasons, Sacraments, and Sacramentals (Q&A).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN 1568543913.  This is a collection of the popular Q&A columns pertaining to seasons, sacraments and sacramentals, which Dennis Smolarski wrote for Rite magazine.


Rites (Liturgical Celebrations)

Arias, Miguel, Mark Francis, and Arturo Pérez-Rodriguez.  LA Navidad Hispana: At Home and at Church  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2000.  ISBN 978-1-56854-357-4.  The authors look at how multicultural parishes can draw on the wisdom of Hispanic devotions for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  Text in English; rituals in English and Spanish.

Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family.  Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  ISBN: 0889975035.

Book of Blessings.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1989.  ISBN FD0-8146-1875-8 and FD978-0-8146-1875-2 (Hardcover Ritual Edition).  This volume contains numerous orders of blessing.  Of particular note are the blessings related to buildings, objects for use in churches, and liturgical feasts and seasons, including the orders for the blessing of:  a New Building Site; Technical Installations or Equipment; Tools or Other Equipment for Work; a Baptistery or of a New Baptismal Font; a Repository for the Holy Oils; on the Occasion of the Installation of a New Episcopal or Presidential Chair, a New Lectern, a New Tabernacle, or a New Confessional; New Church Doors; a New Cross for Public Veneration; Images for Public Veneration by the Faithful; Bells; an Organ; Articles for Liturgical Use; a Chalice or Paten; Holy Water outside Mass; Stations of the Cross; a Cemetery; an Advent Wreath; a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene; and a Christmas Tree.  Powell's

Celebrations of Installation and Recognition.  Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  ISBN: 088997490X.

Davie, Ann Rose.  That all may worship: An interfaith welcome to persons with disabilities (7th ed.).  Washington, DC: National Organization on Disability (now the National Catholic Partnership on Disability), 1992.  Currently out of print.

Francis, Mark.  Guidelines for Multicultural Celebrations.  Washington, DC: FDLC, 1998.  ASIN B0006R0X3G.  Also available from the FDLC.

Francis, Mark and Arturo Pérez-Rodriguez.  Primero Dios: Hispanic Liturgical Resource  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN 978-1-56854-142-6.  This book explores some of the cultural expectations Hispanic Catholics bring to the sacraments and other liturgical events, including Presentación del niño and Quince Años, the Pedir la mano and rites at the time of death: the Velorio, Novenario and Levantacruz.  Text is in English; ritual adaptations in both Spanish and English.

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (Publication / United States Catholic Conference)  Washington, DC: USCCB, 1995.  ISBN 1057455-425-5.

In Sure and Certain HopeRoman Catholic Liturgy Committee, England and Wales, 1999.  ISBN-10: 0225668718; ISBN-13: 978-0225668711.

In Sure and Certain Hope: Rites and Prayers from the Order of Christian Funerals : For the Use of Lay LeadersRoman Catholic Liturgy Committee, England and Wales, 1999.  ISBN-10: 022566870X; ISBN-13: 978-0225668704.

Neff, Christina.  Guide for Sacristans.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN 1568542798.  One of the volumes in LTP’s Basics of Ministry series.

Philippart, David, ed.  Prayers for the Dedication of a Church.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN 156854197X.  This booklet includes prayer and Scripture passages parishes may use during the design, renovation and/or construction of a worship space.

Rosier, Veronica.  Liturgical Cathechesis of Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (Liturgia Condenda) Peeters: Louvain, 2002.  ISBN 978-9042910720.

Simons, Thomas G.  Holy People, Holy Place: Rites for the Church's HouseChicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  ISBN 1-56854-095-7.  Includes the text of Rite of Dedication of a Church and an Altar.  A practical resource for parishes about the rites that the Church uses in dedicating new or renovated places of worship, rites of blessing for new furnishings, and rites for the closing of places of worship.

Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (bilingual edition).  Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2007.  ISBN: 1-57455-711-4. 

Sunday Celebration of the Word and Hours: Ritual Book--Large Edition.  Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  ISBN-10: 0889973288; ISBN-13: 978-0889973282.

Turner, Paul.  Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass (Pueblo Books).  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press (A Pueblo Book), 2006.  ISBN-10: 0814662137; ISBN-13: 978-0814662137.  Paul Turner offers clear and helpful explanations for the principal rubrics for Sunday Mass.

Vigils and Related Rites from the Order of Christian Funerals.  Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.  ISBN-10: 0889972478; ISBN-13: 978-0889972476.

Weldon, Michael.  A Struggle for Holy Ground: Reconciliation and the Rites of Parish Closure.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.  ISBN FD0-8146-2155-4; FD978-0-8146-2155-4.  The author suggests a series of new rites to ritualize the experiences of people impacted by parish restructurings, including group reconciliation, atonement, lament, leave-taking, memorials, and inauguration.  Powell's

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Ritual Objects

Baumgarten, Barbara Dee Bennett.  Vestments for All Seasons.  New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2002.  ISBN-10: 0819218669; ISBN-13: 978-0819218667.  This book discusses the history, unique qualities, and spirituality of liturgical vestments and altar cloths, as well as practical aspects of design. Powell's

Philippart, David, ed.  Basket, Basin, Plate, and Cup: Vessels in the Liturgy. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001.  ISBN 1568541902.  This book is a collection of essays by four contemporary U.S. artists about liturgical vessels, as well as photos of vessels of other artists.

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SECTION TWO: Resources for Diocesan/Parish Liturgy Committees

Listed below are helpful resources for diocesan and parish liturgy committees.  If you know of other such resources that ought to be included on this list, please e-mail us.

Baker, Thomas and Frank Ferrone.  Liturgy Committee Handbook (More Parish Ministry Resources).  New London, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1998.  ISBN-10: 0896229556; ISBN-13: 978-0896229556.

_____.  Liturgy Committee Basics: A No-Nonsense Guide.  Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 1985.  ISBN-10: 0912405112; ISBN-13: 978-0912405117.

Belford, William J., Glenn Byer and Michael Prendergast.  Parish Liturgy Basics, rev. ed.  Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 2005.  ISBN: 1-56929-073-3.

Bernardin, Cardinal Joseph.  Guide for the Assembly (Basics of Ministry Series).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN-10: 1568542143; ISBN-13: 978-1568542140.

Cassa, Yvonne and Joanne Sanders.  How to Form a Parish Liturgy BoardChicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1987.  ISBN-10: 0930467; ISBN-13: 978-0930467678.

Certain, Stephanie and Marty Meyer.  Goal setting for liturgy committees.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1981.  ASIN: B0006Y8XUO.

Crowley, Eileen D.  Liturgical Art for a Media Culture (American Essays in Liturgy)  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-8146-2968-0.  The author addresses the use of media and technology in liturgical settings.

Duggan, Robert.  Best Practices for Parishes is a self-study tool that enables parishes to assess seven dimensions of parish life using best practices statements drawn from church documents, pastoral experiences and ministry experts.  Available from the Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association, Washington, D.C.

Fleming, Austin with Victoria M. Tufano.  Preparing for Liturgy: A Theology and Spirituality.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN-10: 156854040X; ISBN-13: 978-1568540405.

Francis, Mark.  Shape a Circle Ever Wider: Liturgical Inculturation in the United States.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2000.  ISBN 1-56854-277-1.

Gasslein, Bernadette.  Preparing and Evaluating Liturgy (Preparing for Liturgy).  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press (Novalis), 1997.  ISBN-10: 0814624448; ISBN-13: 978-0814624449.

Huck, Gabe and Gerald T. Chinchar.  Liturgy With Style and Grace.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  ISBN-10: 1568541864; ISBN013: 978-1568541860.

Huck, Gabe.  Sunday Mass Five Years from NowChicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001.  ISBN-10: 1568541880; ISBN-13: 978-1568541884.

Hughes, Kathleen.  Saying Amen: A Mystagogy of Sacrament.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1999.  ISBN-10: 1568542399; ISBN-13: 978-1568542393.

Johnson, Lawrence J., The mystery of faith: A study of the structural elements of the Order of the Mass, rev. ed.  Washington, DC: FDLC, 2003. 

_____.  The Word and Eucharist Handbook, 3rd ed.  San Jose, CA: Resource Publications, 1998.  ISBN-10: 0893904619; ISBN-13: 978-0893904616.

Koester, Anne Y.  Sunday Mass: Our Role and Why It Matters.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.  ISBN: 978-0-8146-3163-8.

Mahony, Cardinal Roger.  Guide for Sunday Mass: Gather Faithfully Together (Basics of Ministry Series). Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997.  ISBN-10: 1568542046; ISBN-13: 978-1568542041.

Mick, Lawrence.  Worshipping Well: A Mass Guide for Planners and Participants.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997.  ISBN-10: 0814624235; ISBN-13: 978-0814624234.

Ostdiek, Gilbert.  Catechesis for Liturgy: A Program for Parish Involvement.  Portland, OR: Pastoral Press, 1986.  ISBN-10: 0912405236; ISBN-13: 978-0912405230.

Ryan, G. Thomas and Adam Redjinski.  The Sacristy Manual.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN-10: 0929650921; ISBN-13: 978-0929650920.

Searle, Mark. Liturgy Made Simple.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1981.  ISBN-10: 0814612210; ISBN-13: 978-0814612217.

Simcoe, Mary Ann, ed.  Parish Path Through Advent andChicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1983.  ASIN: B000HJUOJQ.

_____.  Parish path through Lent and Eastertime, 2nd ed.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1985.  ISBN-10: 0930467167; ISBN-13: 978-0930467166.

Smolarski, Dennis.  How Not to Say Mass: A Guidebook on Liturgical Principles and the Roman Missal (Revised Edition), rev. ed. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2003.  ISBN-10: 0809141647; ISBN-13: 978-0809141647.

_____. Q&A: Seasons, Sacraments, and Sacramentals (Q&A)Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN-10: 1568543913; ISBN-13: 978-1568543918.

_____. Q&A: The Mass (Q&A)Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002.  ISBN-10: 1568543581; ISBN-13: 978-1568543581.

_____. Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles and Liturgical PracticesMahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1995.  ISBN-10: 0809135515; ISBN-13: 978-0809135516.

_____. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 1969-2002: A CommentaryCollegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2003.  ISBN-10: 0814629369; ISBN-13: 978-0814629369.

Thiron, Rita.  Preparing Parish Liturgies: A Guide to Resources.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004.  ISBN-10: 0814629806; ISBN-13: 978-1568541495.

Turner, Paul.  A Guide to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2003.  ISBN-10: 1568544960; ISBN-13: 978-1568544960.

_____.  Let Us Pray: A Guide to the Rubrics of Sunday Mass (Pueblo Books).  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2006.  ISBN-10: 0814662137; ISBN-13: 978-0814662137.

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SECTION THREE: Resources for Art & Environment Committees

Listed below are helpful resources for Art & Environment Committees. If you know of other such resources that ought to be included on this list, please e-mail us.

Boyer, Mark G. The Liturgical Environment: What the Documents Say, Second Edition , 2nd ed. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004. ISBN -10: 0-8146-3027-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-8146-3027-3.

Chinn, Nancy. Spaces for Spirit: Adorning the Church . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998. ISBN-10: 1568542429; ISBN-13: 978-1568542423.

Crowley, Eileen D.  Liturgical Art for a Media Culture (American Essays in Liturgy)  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-8146-2968-0.  The author addresses the use of media and technology in liturgical settings.

Dale, Marilyn.  Energize Your Art Ministry.  2007.  ISBN 978-1-4303-2975-6.  This is a workbook designed to help faith communities organize a new or energize an existing art ministry.

Hardiman, Pamela and Josephine Niemann. Raise the Banners High!: Making and Using Processional Banners . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002. ISBN-10: 1568543689; ISBN-13: 978-1568543680.

Mazor, Peter. To Crown the Year: Decorating the Church Through the Seasons . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1995. ISBN 1568540418.

_____. School Year Church Year : Customs and Decorations for the Classroom . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001. ISBN 1568542402.

McNorgan, David. Preparing the Environment for Worship (Preparing for Liturgy) . Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Novalis), 1997. ISBN 10: 081462443X; ISBN 13: 978-0814624432.

Philippart, David. Basket, Basin, Plate, and Cup: Vessels in the Liturgy . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001. ISBN 1568541902.

_____. Clothed in Glory: Vesting the Church . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1997. ISBN 1568541872.

Smolarski, Dennis. Q&A: Seasons, Sacraments, and Sacramentals (Q&A) . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002. ISBN 1568543913.

Zimmerman, Joyce Ann. The Ministry of Liturgical Environment (Collegeville Ministry Series) . Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2004. ISBN-10: 0-8146-2705-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-8146-2705-1.

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SECTION FOUR: Resources for Building Committees

Listed below are helpful resources for building committees.  If you know of other such resources that ought to be included on this list, please e-mail us.

Buscemi, John.  Places for Devotion (Meeting House Essays Series, No 4).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN 0929650689.

Crowley, Eileen D.  Liturgical Art for a Media Culture (American Essays in Liturgy)  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.  ISBN 978-0-8146-2968-0.  The author addresses the use of media and technology in liturgical settings.

DeSanctis, Michael and Donald Trautman.  Building from Belief: Advance, Retreat, and Compromise in the Remaking of Catholic Church Architecture Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2002.  ISBN 10: 0814627552; ISBN 13: 978-0814627556.

Hall, Sarah.  The Color of Light: Commissioning Stained Glass for a Church   Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1999.  ISBN 978-1-56854-311-6.

Kuehn, Regina.  A Place for Baptism . Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1992.  ISBN 978-0-929650-00-5.

Mauck, Marchita B.  Places for Worship: A Guide to Building and Renovating (American Essays in Liturgy). Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1995.  ISBN 10: 0814622836; ISBN 13: 978-0814622834.

_____.  Shaping a House for the Church. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1989.  ISBN 10: 0929650069; ISBN 13: 978-0929650067.

Overbeck, T. Jerome.  Ancient Fonts, Modern Lessons (Meeting House Essays) (#9).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.  ISBN 1568540914.

Rambusch, Viggo Bech.  Lighting the Liturgy (Meeting House Essays) ( #7).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1994.  ISBN 1568540612.

Smith, Peter E.  Cherubim of Gold: Building Materials & Aesthetics (Meeting House Essays Series, No 3).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993.  ISBN-10: 0929650824; ISBN-13: 978-0929650821.

Sövik, E.A. and Dennis Fleisher, et al.  Acoustics for Liturgy: A Collection of Articles of the Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada (Meeting House Essays, No. 2).  Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1991.  ISBN-10: 0929650530: ISBN-13: 978-0929650531.

* Also be sure to consult relevant documents and statements from your national bishops' conference and/or local diocese.

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