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A Blessed Holy Week and Easter

17 Apr

We send our wishes for a blessed Holy Week and Easter along with a poem by one of our sisters. May the beauty of the awakening earth lift your heart this mid-April.

Go to goodgroundpress.com to view the Easter issues of Sunday by Sunday.

NEW ARRIVAL!

10 Apr

Sister Joan’s new book has arrived! Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have collaborated for a second time on Gospel women. In both his gospel and in the Acts of Apostles, Luke tells women’s stories — Mary and Martha, the widow of Nain, Mary Magdalene, Phoebe and Priscilla. You will meet them and more in word and illustration and prayer.

Visit goodgroundpress.com to check out the table of contents and sample chapters. Order online or call 800-232-5533 to purchase your copy today!

 

Holy Women, Full of Grace

5 Apr

Start seeing the women in the Gospels. Meet the women in Mark’s Gospel in both word and illustration and pray with them.

32 pages. 1-9, $8 each; 10-99, $7 each.

Click here to order online or call Good Ground Press at 800-232-5533.

 

Luke’s Gospel: The Whole Story

2 Apr

This year—2019—is the year of Luke. Beginning right after Easter, we hear the story of the early Church from the Acts of the Apostles. Starting in June, all the Sunday Gospels are from Luke, right up until Advent.

Study Luke’s writings along with the worshiping Church. Sister Joan’s short Bible study focuses on the themes and stories unique to Luke’s telling of the good news about Jesus. This short book, only 66 pages, is ideal for the ordinary reader, bible study groups, small Christian communities and all who want to make Sunday worship more meaningful in 2019.

Click here for the table of contents and sample chapters. 

Only $10 for orders of 1-10 copies; $8.00 for 11-99 copies. Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call 800-232-5533.


Host a Seder Supper.

Go to goodgroundpress.com to download a script of instructions for a Passover meal.

Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation

25 Mar

Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have created a book celebrating the women of Luke’s Gospel. First among them is Mary of Nazareth, whose visit from the angel Gabriel we celebrate today. Click here to find the pages of prayer and reflection on Mary. The entire book, Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel, will be available in mid-April.

Hail, Mary. Full of grace. Blessed are you among all women.
Pray for us.


 

Visit goodgroundpress.com to pre-order your copy of Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel, or call Lacy at 800-232-5533. Only $8.00!

St. Patrick’s Prayer

15 Mar


Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest, but not one his bishop appreciated much, and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate his feast day. Remember, as far back as you can, the hearts of all who love you.
 

Christ be with me, Christ within me


Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger


Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.

(390-461 AD)

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Ash Wednesday

6 Mar

Photo via Flickr user Lawrence OP

“So let us be marked not for sorrow.
And let us be marked not for shame.
Let us be marked not for false humility

or for thinking we are less than we are
but for claiming what God can do
within the dust, within the dirt,
within the stuff of which the world is made,

and the stars that blaze in our bones,
and the galaxies that spiral inside the smudge we bear.”

Jan Richardson from Blessing the Dust

Happy Mardi Gras!

5 Mar

Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. In years past people didn’t eat meat for all of Lent, so this was their last chance to fry pancakes in bacon fat. We have gone beyond that small feast to all-out parties and carnivals.

Margaret Murray, CSJ, from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Los Angeles province, gives us thoughts on feasting and fasting to take into Lent. May they be a blessing to you.


 

This Lent we read from Luke’s Gospel with his stories of forgiveness, compassion, and second chances. Sister Joan’s new book is ideal for faith-sharing groups, Bible study, RCIA, homilists, and anyone who wants to understand scripture better. Only $10!

Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call us at 800-232-5533.

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

1 Mar

Ash Wednesday is next week, March 6. We have prepared an Ash Wednesday prayer service for those of you who cannot make it to church or who would like to celebrate with the homebound or those in nursing homes.

If you have a little bit of palm from last Palm Sunday, burn it to make the ashes. Or write down a way you wish to grow during Lent and then burn that paper to create ashes.

Visit goodgroundpress.com for more resources to make Lent a blessed time for yourself and for those you love and serve.

A Lenten Practice: Living Like Francis

22 Feb

Living Like Francis Today invites both individuals and small groups to explore six Franciscan themes —



living simply,

humbly,
prayerfully,
lovingly,

with care for creation,
and at peace.



This small 60-page book combines the teaching and prayers of St. Francis with gospel stories and reflection suggestions. A bargain at just $5.50. Click here for a sample chapter. Order online or call Lacy at 800-232-5533.


Visit goodgroundpress.com to check out Lenten retreats, prayers, and free downloads for you, your family, and your parish!

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