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Parish-Wide Initiatives:

Grateful Living: The Joy of Stewardhip

Parish-Wide Initiative

So often in our churches the idea of stewardship is approached purely from a financial point of view. True stewardship, however, is a way of putting our faith into practice and encompasses so much more. It is an expression of our life as disciples of Jesus Christ. Grateful Living: The Joy of Stewardship will equip your parish(es) with the tools to transform the model of stewardship into one of joyous discipleship, where care for the parish, its people and our common home are a natural outgrowth of a life of faith.

  • Topic: Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Transforming Parish, Stewardship
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 Sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: RENEW International

Spirituality for Everyday Life with Rolheiser

Parish-Wide Initiative

Based on best-selling author Ronald Rolheiser, OMI's books The Shattered Lantern, The Holy Longing, and Sacred Fire, the Spirituality for Everyday Life with Ronald Rolheiser Series explores the phases of discipleship and how to live as Christ's disciples in today's world.

  • Topic: Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Spirituality, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish
  • Author: RENEW International

Books:

At Prayer with Mary

Small-Group Books

Deepen your appreciation of and devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary and her role in our lives and the life of the Church. Mary’s faithfulness, as it is portrayed in the gospel narratives, is a model of the prayerful kind of life Jesus calls us to. Scripture, Catholic teaching, personal testimonies, and Marian prayer—including the rosary—provide a renewed appreciation of Mary’s place in today’s world, where she, as always, points the way to Christ.

  • Topic: Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Creating Disciples, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Easter, October
  • Duration: Mary-7 sessions, Maria-6 sessions
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish
  • Author: John Phalen, CSC, James Posluszny, CSC

Balancing Faith & Work

Small-Group Books

Bring your faith and work into balance with this new resource based on the writings of Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. Explore Ignatian spirituality and its ideal of care for the whole person. Created in partnership with the Ignatian Business Chapters, Balancing Faith and Work helps business leaders bring their personal and professional lives into deeper harmony.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Advent/Lent, Faith and Work, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Creating Disciples, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Chris Lowney

Creation at the Crossroads

Small-Group Books

With twelve sessions on Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology, this resource is designed for use in parishes, small groups, and college campus ministries. Emphasizing love as a motivating force, Francis calls on all to do their part to protect the environment in order to improve the lives of the poor today and guarantee a better world for future generations. Through Scripture, prayer, faith-sharing questions, and practical ideas for protecting and caring for the environment and people, this resource will move small groups to faith-based action.

  • Topic: Faith and Work, Social Justice, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Evangelization, Catholic Social Teachings
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Edward J. Ciuba

Dignity and the Death Penalty

Small-Group Books

This small-group resource examines Catholic teaching on the death penalty, based on the insights of Sr. Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. This title is also available as an e-book.

  • Topic: Social Justice, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Social Justice
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any Time
  • Duration: 7 Sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Alice Hugh Brown

Essentials for Small-Group Leaders

Small-Group Books

A comprehensive collection of pastoral insights and practical suggestions to help small-community leaders guide their groups in a way that nourishes spiritual growth.

  • Topic: Leader Resources, Ministry Resources, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Forming Small-Group Leaders
  • Parish Need: Forming Small Groups
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: All year
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish, French
  • Author: RENEW International

Everyday Witness

Small-Group Books

In Everyday Witness, RENEW’s own Sister Theresa Rickard, O.P., offers seven simple habits to help fellow Catholics more comfortably talk about and model Christian faith in our everyday lives. Each chapter includes Sister Terry’s reflection on witnessing the faith in her own life, a brief survey of what the Bible says on the topic, and the story of an ordinary person who gives witness to their faith in an extraordinary way. Each chapter also offers self-reflection questions, simple ideas about how to grow the habit, and a closing prayer that gives us not only food for thought but also practical help for becoming better witnesses to our Catholic faith.

  • Topic: Evangelization, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Creating Disciples, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 7 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P.

Living in the Sacred / Spirituality for Everyday Life

Small-Group Books

Living in the Sacred is a follow-up faith-sharing resource for RENEW International’s popular Longing for the Holy and is based on Ronald Rolheiser’s latest book, Sacred Fire. Living in the Sacred takes participants on a deeper spiritual journey exploring the second stage of discipleship: “Giving your life away.” Having moved through the “getting your life together” stage, participants have made life commitments either in marriage or other relationships, child raising, to sick or elderly parents or other relatives, careers, communities, etc. Living in the Sacred is about how we stay true to these commitments as disciples of Christ.

  • Topic: Faith and Work, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

Longing for the Holy / Spirituality for Everyday Life

Small-Group Books

Deepen your sense of the presence of God with these twelve faith-sharing sessions on Spirituality for Everyday Life, based on selected insights of Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I. Experience how the gentle spiritual guidance and practical wisdom of best-selling author, Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I., can enliven everyday life. This is an ideal process for enriching the spirituality of your RENEW group, for small faith-sharing communities, and for individual reflection, as it covers different dimensions of contemporary spiritual life.

  • Topic: Faith and Work, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI

What, Me Holy?

Small-Group Books

In his exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad, Pope Francis calls all Catholics to live a life of holiness. How do we answer that call in our work, in our communities, in the day-to-day encounters of our busy lives? In What, Me Holy? renowned author Chris Lowney helps unpack Pope Francis’ words, inviting us to re-examine our ideas about holiness and how we answer the call to live a holy life.

  • Topic: Faith and Work, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Spirituality
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Chris Lowney

Women in Conversation: Stand Up

Small-Group Books

Women in Conversation is a new small-group faith-sharing resource designed for contemporary Catholic women. Women—our experiences are different from men’s. Being uniquely female, as God made us to be, involves action. All women are called to live holy lives, but how do we do it? The field hospital of the Church needs women of strength and gentle leadership now more than ever. In this series of 12 sessions, feminine spirituality is celebrated through stories of inspiring women, scripture texts, and holy conversations. Thought-provoking questions powerfully connect us to the larger faith story. Get ready to share in a group for women, by women, where we will encounter “ordinary” women who are really rather extraordinary, just as we are.

  • Topic: Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Women's Small Groups
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any Time
  • Duration: 12 Sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Loretta Pehanich