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The Call To Christian Happiness CD Set


Christ promised his burden would be light. If you're more familiar with the burden end of that statement, it's time to experience the lightness. In this provocative, refreshingly original presentation, Fr. Michael and Sherry explore the meaning and method of Christian happiness. Drawing upon the teachings of C.S. Lewis, John Paul II, St. Thomas Aquinas, Venerable John Henry Newman, and others. Four hours - 3 CD's - Digitally mastered for clarity and quality. Includes notes and extensive outline all in an attractive bookshelf package.

Forming Intentional Disciples: Path to Know and Follow Jesus


How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples.
There are immense challenges facing the Church today.
Follow author Sherry Weddell through the steps that will help Catholics make the conscious choice to follow Jesus as his disciples, transforming parish life and ultimately the life of the whole Church.

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The Parish: Mission or Maintenance?
A ground-breaking presentation by Fr. Michael Sweeney and Sherry Weddell given to priests, seminarians, and lay students in Rome in February, 2000. The Parish: Mission or Maintenance? offers a challenging, comprehensive, and practical look at the Church's teaching about the apostleship of the laity, the essential part of the priestly office in forming lay apostles, the importance of gifts discernment, and the untapped potential of the local parish in making real apostolic formation and support available to every Catholic. (Also available bound, in a 40 page book, at nominal cost. Order your copy by phone (toll free) 1-888-878-6789).

"An argument for argument's sake," Fr. Michael Sweeney
Article from the summer 1998 newsletter.

"The role of the parish in the new evangelization," Fr. Robert Christian, O.P.
Article from the summer 1998 newsletter.

Collaboration with the Laity, Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P.
According to Pope John Paul, II and the Second Vatican Council, the proper role of lay men and women in the Church is a collaborative one: by virtue of baptism and confirmation, all Catholics are called to bring Christ into every human situation and to be co-responsible for this work of the Church in the world. Fr. Michael takes a look at what work needs to be done toward the Christian formation of the lay faithful before this goal can be reached.

Government in the Church, Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P.
A look at the implications for the Church's government and for parish life of Church teaching about the role of the lay faithful.

In The Beginning: The Unlikely Adventures of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell & Fr. Michael Sweeney, O.P.
What do you get when you mix a shoestring with some midnight oil, then spice it with a daring, last-minute rescue? Find out in this illustrated account!

Pope John Paul II Speaks on Charisms
From a 1994 general audience.

The Strategic Role of Lay Catholics in the Dominican Mission, Sherry Weddell
What can Dominican parishes (and all Catholics) learn from the experience of evangelical Protestants in mobilizing their laity for the work of the Church?

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