Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Basic Catholic Resources

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Buy now at Amazon.com This is a thought-provoking book that inspires feelings of humility, admiration, and — perhaps some discomfort.  It is a biography of a specialist in infectious diseases whose purpose is to redress the “steep gradient of inequality” in medical service to the desperately poor.

Charity In Truth

Buy now at Amazon.com  “Charity in Truth” (Caritas in Veritate), is a continuation of Pope Benedict XVI’s previous encyclical, God Is Love, emphasizing that God’s Love and so our love, here translated as charity, keeps reverence for life and the dignity of the human person, made in the image and likeness of God, at the center. The Holy Father reminds […]

A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching

Buy now at Amazon.com A wonderful resource for parish and community groups, this book provides solid grounding in the Church’s social teachings as the basis for actions and initiatives underaken to promote gospel living. It is easy to use and practical.

Catholic Social Teaching & Movements

Buy now at Amazon.com This book is an excellent introduction to Catholic social teaching. It covers not only the offical documents and encyclicals but also gives a sense of the movements and people who embodied the struggle for justice in the last 100 years.

No Room at the Table

Buy now at Amazon.com Fr. Dunson tells stories of the world’s most vulnerable children, encouraging readers to a compassionate response. His visit to Holy Martyrs in January 2010 inspired parishioners with hope by presenting photographs from Uganda where the St. Kizito Foundation makes a difference in children’s lives.    

A Concise History of the Catholic Church

Buy now at Amazon.com Covering the life of Christ, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and everything in between, A Concise History of the Catholic Church has been one of the bestselling religious histories of the past two decades and a mainstay for scholars, students, and others looking for a definitive, accessible history of Catholicism.

Being Catholic

Buy now at Amazon.com This book, written by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, provides an overview of three main aspects of Catholic faith and life: how Catholics believe, practice, and think. Each of the three parts contains 12-14 short chapters that conclude with discussion questions and references to the catechism. This book is an excellent resource for PSR catechists, youth […]

Catholic Study Bible

Buy now at Amazon.com This Catholic Study  New American Bible provides valuable tools and resources for those who would like to better understand our sacred scriptures. Included are: updated and revised study guides and introductions for each book of the bible, outstanding maps, concordance, glossary of biblical terms, each cycle’s lectioanry readings. 

Sing to the Lord

Buy now at Amazon.com  “Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship” provides basic guidelines for understanding the role and ministry of music in the liturgy. This is the most recent official document on music in liturgy from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Ministry of Lectors

Buy now at Amazon.com This small book is a useful guide for all those who serve as proclaimers of the Word as well as for those who may be discerning whether they are called to this important ministry.

Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Buy now at Amazon.com The celebration of the Eucharist every Sunday is the church’s most important activity and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve an important function in that activity. This guide is meant to assist these ministers by conveying the latest teachings of the church, giving sound advice for dealing with practical issues, and nurturing spiritual growth. […]

The Ministry of Ushers

Buy now at Amazon.com Did you know that the ministry of usher is one of the oldest ministries in the Church? This book gives you the background on this important ministry of hospitality and addresses the various functions that are involved when serving. If you are an usher or are considering this ministry, you will […]

Discerning Disciples: Listening For God’s Voice In Christian Initiation

Buy now at Amazon.com The RCIA requires several steps of discernment as those thinking of entering the Church approach each period in the process. This excellent book is an invaluable reference for sponsors and team members that provides tips on improving listening skills and guides them in asking the right questions at the right time.

The Way of Faith: A Field Guide to the RCIA Process

Buy now at Amazon.com This practical guide provides helpful pointers to all involved in the ministry of RCIA, including the basics of planning the various rites, leading dismissal and catechetical sessions, and finding sponsors for RCIA candidates.

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Buy now at Amazon.com This official adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church was developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to present the Church’s teachings specifically to Catholics in the U.S. It is an excellent resource for catechists, RCIA team members and parents — all who have responsibility for passing on the […]

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Buy now at Amazon.com The catechism (“instruction”) draws on the Bible, Mass, Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching and the lives of the saints to provide a summary of what Catholics throughout the world believe in common. Complete with an index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of subjects from elements of our creed and worship to the role of […]