Thursday, August 04, 2005

Annual Books from LTP and the Ordo

Image hosted by Photobucket.comOrdos keep you up to date
Take the guesswork out of the liturgical year. Buy your own Ordo. Each year, Paulist Press publishes a daily calendar of liturgical feasts, memorials, and solemnities. It includes the color of the day, the liturgy of the hours week, list of readings, synopses of readings, prefaces, special diocesan observances, and saints' bios for each day of the year. Ordos are compiled for each ecclesiastical province. (An ecclesiastical province is a way of grouping of dioceses under the jurisdiction of an archdiocese. San Jose is in the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Click here to see what other dioceses are in our province.) When you purchase your Ordo, make sure it is for our particular province (the cover of the Ordo lists the dioceses for which it is compiled).

Your sourcebook for liturgical ideas
Need liturgical ideas for next Sunday or for any day of the year? Check out Liturgy Training Publications annual Sourcebook. Each year, LTP publishes a collection of background, catechetical, and liturgical material for the year's liturgical seasons and feasts. There are suggestions for music, environment, prayers, and blessings. I have collected the Sourcebook for my own library every year for the last 9 years, and each year, I learn something new!

Place your order here
You can order the Ordo and the Sourcebook at a special diocesan price, as well as liturgical calendars (also in Spanish), daily Mass records, liturgical year desk calendars and many other resources from Jim Del Biaggio of the Cathedral Gift Shop. Jim will deliver your books free of charge from August thru October.

You can download the order form here (you'll need Adobe Reader). The Cathedral Gift Shop is located right next door to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market Street in downtown San Jose. The Cathedral Gift Shop's phone number is (408) 275-6090.