Bringing Home the Gospel—
The Year of Matthew: A Weekly Journal for Catholic Parents
is designed for busy parents who want to share the faith with their family and reflect on their day-to-day spiritual journey. Each week, author Judith Dunlap offers a reflection based on the Sunday Gospel. These reflections will help you bring the word of God home, apply it to your life, and help you grow in your relationship with God as individuals and as parents.
“Family Response” questions or suggestions give you an opportunity to talk with your children about God and the things that are important to your family. There’s plenty of room for you to journal and record how the Gospel touches you or relates to something significant happening in your life. Dunlap includes an easy-to-understand overview of the Church liturgical year and a 10-year liturgical calendar.
Bringing Home the Gospel is a perfect gift for engaged couples, newly married couples, parents, and grandparents—anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Scripture and live a gospel life.
FOR SMALL GROUPS
Looking for a resource to offer to small Christian communities? Gathered in His Name for Small Faith Communities (leader’s guide, participant manual) by Margo Doten may be just the thing.
Small faith communities seeking a unique resource for fostering community, growing spiritually, and better understanding distinctly Catholic experiences will find what they’re looking for in Gathered in His Name. Six-session guides for small groups
inform as well as encourage Catholics to embrace their faith and its rich tradition. Each session guide consists of a historical context, spiritual exercises, and suggestions for small groups to interact and grow together.
The leader’s guide contains all the resource material and information needed to run the following six-session small group meetings: