Saturday, October 22, 2011

Changes in the Mass!

If you haven't heard already, there will be changes in the translation of the Mass beginning the first Sunday of Advent. Not only is this an opportunity to come to a greater awareness of what the Mass is: it is an occasion to reach out to family and friends who may have drifted away from regular Sunday Mass. Without some kind of advance warning, they may feel alienated from the Church for good if they go to Mass on Christmas (or for a funeral) and find themselves unequipped with the new responses.
To help you help them, Pauline Books & Media is offering three noontime sessions on the new Roman Missal. All sessions are free; each will cover slightly different aspects of the Missal, with plenty of time for your questions. Presenter is Sr Anne Flanagan.
Join us for the first three Thursdays of November at 172 N. Michigan Avenue:
Bring your lunch! Bring your questions! Bring a friend!

You can find more in-depth video presentations on the new Missal at the Pauline Books & Media publishing house website. (More to come!)  For children, order "The Mass Explained for Kids."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

8 Steps to Inner Peace: Advent Women's Retreat

How can we be more present to God, ourselves and others?

Registration is open for the Advent Women's Retreat on Saturday, December 3 (from 9:00-4:00). Retreat director and best-selling author Sr Kathryn Hermes is back again, to share

8 Steps to Inner Peace
Practical Prayer Tools and Experiences

Pre-registration is a must! $35 fee includes coffee/donuts and cold lunch. Sr Kathryn's books will be available for purchase and signing. The retreat will be held at St. Peter's (110 W. Madison St. just off Clark, downtown Chicago). For info and to register by phone, call Pauline Books (312-346-4228).

Sr Kathryn Hermes holds a Masters in Theological Studies and an advanced Certificate in Scripture. She is a sought-after speaker and retreat leader, best-selling author, and curren director of the Electronic Publishing Department of Pauline Books & Media, Boston.