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Advent Awakenings

Small-Group Books

Year A: Trust the Lord - Prompts participants to accept the invitation of Jesus' coming by reflecting on how to be more open to his presence in their lives. The Advent Awakenings series is based on the three-year cycle of the Lectionary. Each book contains four sessions corresponding with the four Sundays of Advent and presents themes drawn from the Sunday gospel readings, plus enriching devotions for family use. Appropriate for seasonal groups, small Christian communities, and individual reflection and prayer.

  • Topic: Advent/Lent, Lectionary-Based, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Advent
  • Duration: English-4 sessions, Spanish-5 sessions (A, B, C)
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish
  • Author: RENEW International

Campus RENEW

Small-Group Books

This book invites small Christian communities on campus to focus their faith sharing on the Sunday gospel reading. In this way, students move through the semester in rhythm with the liturgical year.

  • Topic: Lectionary-Based, Ministry Resources, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Small Groups, Young Adult Ministry
  • Parish Need: Faith Formation, Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Campus. 6 books (2 per cycle)
  • Duration: 3-year cycle
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: RENEW International

Lenten Longings

Small-Group Books

Lent invites us to a time of prayer, reflection, and conversion. Based on the three-year cycle of the Lectionary, each book contains six sessions corresponding to the six weeks of Lent. Song suggestions, prayers, and action responses included. Lenten Longings offers a selection of resources that are well suited for seasonal groups, small Christian communities, and individual reflection.

  • Topic: Advent/Lent, Lectionary-Based, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Lent
  • Duration: 6 sessions. Year A-B-C
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Author: Catherine T. Nerney S.S.J. Ph.D.

Live Lent!

Small-Group Books

Get inspired by the Sunday Gospel readings and explore Old Testament insights. Take action in everyday life. LIVE LENT! is well suited for seasonal groups, small Christian communities, and individual reflection. Create a personal 40-day Lenten plan with daily prompts in a journal format. Pray and delve into scripture with your small group. Each book contains a 40-day challenge to LIVE Lent.

  • Topic: Advent/Lent, Lectionary-Based, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Lent
  • Duration: 6 sessions. Year A-B-C
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P.

PRAYERTIME

Small-Group Books

PRAYERTIME is a faith-sharing resource book, based on the Sunday Gospel reading. The themes for reflection have been designed so that they can be used either personally or in a group. Each book offers gentle but insightful reflections that help the gospel come alive. Written in an easy-to-read style that leads to profound questions about faith, each session sheds light on everyday life and should bear fruit in realistic action.

  • Topic: Leader Resources, Lectionary-Based, Ministry Resources, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Families
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 52 weeks. Year A-B-C
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish
  • Author: RENEW International

Waiting with Joy

Small-Group Books

Waiting with Joy invites us into Advent with scripture, engages us with reflections to live our faith in-between our Sundays, and compels us to wait with joy for the coming of our Savior. Includes devotion opportunities to share as a family: Blessing the Advent Wreath and Blessing of the Christmas Tree. These Sunday reflections by Sister Donna L. Ciangio, O.P., provide a perfect opportunity for you personally or within a small group, to contemplate, pray, and share your faith. As you do, dream along with God about a future marked by compassion, generosity, and peace, and about the part you can play in creating it.

  • Topic: Advent/Lent, Lectionary-Based, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Prayer
  • Liturgical Seasons: Advent
  • Duration: 4 sessions. Year A-B-C
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Sr. Donna L. Ciangio, O.P.

Word on the Go

Small-Group Books

Faith-sharing sessions for young adults are focused on the Sunday gospel readings. The sessions are published individually for weekly faith-sharing sessions and are available only online.

  • Topic: Faith and Work, Lectionary-Based, Scripture
  • Who It's For: Individuals
  • Parish Need: Prayer, Scripture Study
  • Liturgical Seasons: Campus and TOT
  • Duration: Each week for 3-year cycle
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: RENEW International